YouTube Adds Ability to Edit Uploaded Videos

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And so we reach the pinnacle of human existence: You can now edit your YouTube videos directly from the site. No external video editor? No problem.

The feature is currently rolling out worldwide, with a new “Edit video” button added to your “My Videos” page. It’s no replacement for a full-fledged video editor, of course, but it’ll do in a pinch for quick chops, color correction, soundtrack adjustments and image stabilization.

Edited videos will be saved right back to their current locations and video IDs so you don’t lose any traffic they’ve already generated, with one notable catch: According to YouTube’s blog post, “popular videos with over 1,000 views and videos with third-party content can only be saved as new videos once edited.” So that video of you doing the Truffle Shuffle that went viral will live on in infamy while you try to convince everyone to check out your newly-edited (and less embarrassing) director’s cut.

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