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How to trim a video on Android?

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Whether capturing precious moments, creating content for social media, or simply recording memorable events, you may often find the need to trim your videos. Trimming a video allows you to remove parts you don’t want, shorten long clips and enhance the viewing experience. If you’re an Android user, you’re in luck because trimming a video on your device is easy and convenient.

In this article, we have discussed how to trim a video using the built-in Gallery app on Android and other options to trim videos on Android.

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If you shot a video on your Android phone or you have an Android phone and want to trim the video, well Android provides basic video editing features. You can trim the video using the Gallery app on your phone.

To trim the video on your Android phone through the Gallery app, follow the steps below.

  • Open the gallery app on your Android phone and tap the video you want to trim to open it.
  • Tap on the Edit icon available at the bottom of the scene. If you don’t see the options on the screen, then tap once on the screen to make these options visible.
  • Move the sliders from the side you want to trim the video.
  • Once you are done, tap on the Save copy button. It will save the new trimmed video without affecting the original video.

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Use third-party apps to trim the video

If the Android device’s built-in video editor lacks the needed features, you can download and use third-party video editing apps on the Google Play Store.

Read our article to learn more about the top seven video editing apps for Android

Use online video editors

If you prefer not to install additional apps on your Android device, you can trim videos online using a web-based video editor. Many free web-based video editors, too, will let you edit videos online.

Our recommendation for an online video editor is InVideo. You can try it for free here and check out deals and discounts if you want to purchase it.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]