YouTube’s built-in video editor is going away in September – CNET

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YouTube is cleaning out its toolbox.

Seth Rosenblatt/CNET

Do you use YouTube’s own web-based video editor to cut together your YouTube videos? 

Statistically, you probably don’t. Google has noticed that few people are using that particular feature, and so it — and YouTube’s Photo Slideshows feature, which I can’t say I’ve ever heard of — are officially going away on September 20. 

You’ll have until then to wrap up anything you’re working on. But do note that YouTube’s “Enhancements” feature, which let you trim, add subtitles, cards and filters, etc, will still work.

YouTube first added the cloud-based video editing feature seven years ago, in 2010. 

Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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