Smartphone cameras can capture highly detailed videos in HD resolution. If you shoot a lot of videos with your phone, you may have noticed that they take up a lot of space on your device. One of the ways you can reduce the size of a video is by cutting out the unnecessary parts of the footage. This process does not take much time and makes your videos neater. In this article, we bring you the 7 best ways to trim and cut videos on Android devices.
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Use the native video editor
Your Android device’s native video editor is well equipped to cut and trim any videos you shoot on the device. Here’s how you can use it.
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Step 1: Go to your phone’s gallery and select the video you want to edit.
Step 2: Tap the pencil icon in the bottom toolbar.
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Step 3: Adjust the slider to determine which parts of the video you want to cut. Press and drag the slider on both ends to trim the video.
Step 4: Tap “Save” in the top right corner of the screen. The edited video will be saved on your device.
Trim videos on WhatsApp
WhatsApp allows you to trim a video in the app before sending it to a contact or uploading it as a story. Here’s how to go about it.
Step 1: Select the video as a chat attachment in a conversation or as a story.
Step 2: Once the video is selected, an edit/preview window appears on the screen.
Step 3: Use the slider at the top to trim the video. Press and drag the slider on both ends to adjust the length of the video. You can also see the size of the cropped video.
Step 4: Tap the green icon at the bottom to send the video to a contact or upload it as a story.
Use Google Photos
Google Photos is the native gallery app on many Android smartphones. Here’s how you can use it to trim a video.
Step 1: Launch the Google Photos app and select the video you want to edit.
Step 2: Tap the “Edit” icon at the bottom.
Step 3: Drag the preview slider from both ends to crop the video.
Step 4: Tap “Save a copy.”
The trimmed video will be saved on your device.
Use Inshot Video Editor
There are plenty of third-party video editing apps on the Google Play Store that help you trim and cut your videos with ease. Inshot’s video editor is one of the best out there. Here’s how you can use it.
Step 1: Download and install the ‘Video Editor & Maker – InShot’ app from the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Launch the app and tap “Video”.
Step 3: Select the video you want to edit and tap the green arrow icon at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Tap Precut.
Step 5: Use the ‘Trim’ to adjust the length of the video. Drag the slider on both ends to crop the video.
Step 6: Switch to the “Cut” tab to cut out different parts of the video and stitch them together.
Step 7: Tap the arrow icon when you’re done.
Step 8: Click “Save” in the top right corner of the screen. The video is saved to your device.
Like InShot, Kinemaster offers plenty of video editing tools. Here’s how to trim and cut videos on your Android device with Kinemaster.
Step 1: Download the Kinemaster app on your Android phone.
Step 2: Launch the app and tap ‘Create’.
Step 3: Select ‘Create New’ to start a new project.
Step 4: Go to the Video tab and select the video file from your device.
Step 5: Tap the slider at the bottom.
Step 6: Drag the slider on both ends to crop the video.
Step 7: Tap ‘Trim/Split’ for more trimming and cutting options.
Step 8: Tap “Split” to make a cut at a particular frame. You can also choose whether to trim all parts of the video from the right or left side of a chosen frame.
Step 9: Tap the Export icon in the top-right corner of the screen when you’re done.
Step 10: Tap “Save as video.”
The video file will be saved on your device.
YouCut is another third-party app that you can use to trim and cut your videos. The process is very simple and not much different from other editing apps. Once YouCut is installed on your device, load the video into the editor. Tap trim and drag the slider on both ends to adjust the length of the video. Switch to the Trim tab to create timed clippings on the video. Tap the check mark to save your changes. In the next window, tap Save in the top right corner of the screen to save the video to your device.
Canva makes it easy to edit your videos by making the tools very accessible. Once you’ve loaded the video on Canva, tap the scissors icon on the toolbar to trim the video. Drag the slider to trim extra parts of the video. Use the ‘Split’ tool to make precise and timed cuts in the video.
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Here are the top 7 ways you can trim and cut videos on your Android device. While most of the native video editors on Android smartphones have the trim tool, you may not find the option to cut the video in some of them. Third party apps will come in handy in this situation and give you a plethora of tools to play around with.
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