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How to remove audio from video in Google Photos?

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Google Photos is a rather well-made photo management app. The app can sort images based on people, objects or even places and can be pretty helpful if you have a lot of pictures on your phone. 

The app also offers basic editing capabilities for photos and videos so that users don’t have to download a third-party app. In this article, we’re looking at how to remove audio from video in Google Photos. 

Also read: Is Google Photos private? Can anyone else view your photos?

Removing audio from videos

There are several reasons why you might want to remove audio from your videos, but the basic idea here is the same. Your video might have unwanted background noises or sensitive audio that you don’t want to get out. 

If you like posting videos on social media, you’d know that Instagram lets you mute videos when posting. Still, not all platforms do that, meaning you’ll need a third-party app to edit the video before posting it online. With this feature on Google Photos, you can do it right inside your gallery app. 

Follow these steps to mute your videos without much hassle.

How to remove audio from video in Google Photos?
  • Open the video you want to edit and tap the Edit button. 
  • Tap the speaker icon in the bottom left.
  • Tap Save copy. 

The edited video will be saved as a copy meaning your original video will be untouched. You can also do additional edits like cropping the video, extracting frames, adding stabilisation, filters, markup and changing basics like shadows, highlights, saturation and warmth, among other parameters. 

Another thing to keep in mind is that while Google Photos is accessible through a browser, you can’t access this feature on a browser or any video editing feature on the browser. If you’re looking to edit your videos, you will have to do it on your phone. You can, however, edit photos in the browser.

Also read: How to delete Google Photos account?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: