YouTube calls time on its video editor and photo slideshows

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YouTube Video Editor

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Apparently due to lack of use from the public, YouTube has announced that it will discontinue its video editor and photo slideshows. The Google-owned video streaming site said both services would stop functioning from September 20th. This gives you a reasonable length of time to tidy up things before the company finally pulls the plug on the video editor and the slideshows.

It is obvious from YouTube’s action that the editor didn’t attract the type of patronage as the company had expected. The step taken by the company also indicates that the editor wasn’t as popular among users when compared to several other popular ones being used to edit videos.

A short statement on the YouTube Help Forum reads:

“We wanted to let you know that the Video Editor (youtube.com/editor) and Photo slideshows will go away on September 20th, 2017. We’ve seen limited usage of these features, so we’re retiring them to focus our efforts on building new tools and improving on other existing features. You’ll have two months to finalize any video projects before we turn off the features completely. After that you will no longer have access to projects in the Video Editor, but any videos already published with the Video Editor will not be affected.”

However, the company announced that it would not tamper with the Enhancement feature in the video editor. You will be able to trim, blur, and filter your videos with the Enhancement feature even when YouTube eventually pulls the plug on the editor from September 20th.

In other YouTube news, the video streaming website has announced the expansion of its TV service to nine more cities; bringing the total number of cities covered to 14. YouTube TV was launched with a free 30-day trial, which is not unusual when introducing a service like this to the public. 30 days is long enough to try out the service and probably make up your mind if you want to go ahead and subscribe for a full month of unlimited DVR powers. However, signing up for the trial service requires a credit/debit card, and of course, a temporary authorization is required from your end.

It will also interest you to know that YouTube TV now offers nearly 50 networks, including sports from some of America’s biggest sports stations ESPN, NBC Sports and Fox Sports, TechCrunch reports.

YouTube TV is available for all types of screens, including smartphone, tablet and computer. Also, you can easily stream to your TV with a Google Chromecast or Chromecast built-in TV; and just to add that the service will be available for both Android and iOS.

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Author: Ola Ric

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