How to Trim or Cut Videos on Android Phone

If you are a video sharing lover you must know that it is all depending upon the camera you are using when it comes to editing your video for the sharing. There are few cameras (both smartphone’s and DSLR included) which can allow you to trim video and let you share on various social media platforms like WhatsApp and Instagram. Normally to get a basic cutting and trimming of a video people go around Google Play Store and search for a good app for it and they hardly know that they already have one app in their mobile which can do exactly what they are searching for.

Yes, we are talking about an inbuilt app which can help you to trim your videos to a short one as per your liking and that app is Google Photos app. Normally this app is pre-loaded with any new purchase of an Android phone and it has this basic video editing tool. So if you are not into a major editing of a video and just want to share a short one on Instagram or make it a GIF then this app can certainly helpful. Interested? Then let us know how to do that.

How to Trim or Cut Videos on Android Phone

How to Trim or Cut Videos on Android Phone

Step #1. As we have already mentioned that Google Photos are one of the default apps in an Android smartphone, but if you still don’t have it then first download Google Photos from Google Play store, and Open it.

Open Google Photos App on your Android phone

Step #2. For the first timers the app may ask you to connect your Google account and also enable the backup & sync option by toggling the switch next to the option, just do as directed.

Enable the backup & sync option to take Photos and Videos Backup

Step #3. Once the above procedure is over, find the video you want to edit from the folder options.

Select the Video which you want to trim

Step #4. Now, you got the video you want to edit and just below that you will see the ‘pencil’ icon which will enable you to cut and trim the video directly from phone, so tap on it.

Tap on Pencil Icon

Note: Remember if you want to edit your video which is there in the Google Drive then you first need to download it to your phone storage.

Step #5. The app will show you the entire length of your video along with a ‘selecting tool’. So select the part of the video which you want to trim.

select the part of the video you would like to Trim

Step #6. Over here you will find an option called “Rotate” just below the video length selecting a tool. If you wish to rotate your edited video vertically or horizontally then you can do it right there.

You can also Rotate the Video

Step #7. Once you are done with editing along with a rotation of the video just tap on the “SAVE” option at the top right of your mobile screen.

After Video Triming done tap on Save

Now you have successfully edited your video. Yes! You are done already. This is as simple as that. Hope you like this tutorial to satisfy your need to edit the video by making them short and share on social media. Do let us have your feedback on this either here in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.