How To Edit Videos With Google Photos In Your Android?

Google Photos became the most popular media management tool after crossing 1 billion users worldwide in July 2019. Mostly it comes preinstalled on most Android phones and tablets and you might already be using it to manage your media without knowing it.

Google Photos is a blessing as it lets to backup unlimited media on the app as long as you have picked the “high quality” option. It lets you edit, add filters, and make collages with your pictures. But, did you know it also comes with an in-built video editor for your videos?

In this article, we will learn how to edit videos in Google Photos App and what more tools it offers.


If your smartphone doesn't already have the application pre-installed, you can download it from Google Playstore. Or launch the app if you already have it. Keep in mind, this video editor won't be a substitute for professional editing software.

You cannot add text overlays, filters, or other assets to your video. However, it does help you make small adjustments like rotating your video clip or trimming it, to make it look better, Google Photos can help you out.

Step 1: Trimming video

Open Google Photos and go over to the Albums section. Tap on the videos option. You will be directed to your video library.

Pick the video you’d like to edit and tap on the Edit icon. Now, trim your video by choosing the start and endpoints. All you have to do is drag the available slider. Once satisfied, tap Save and you have your trimmed clip ready

Step 2: Stabilizing your video

If your video is shaky and unstable, stabilization is a technique that makes your video more watchable. It gives a video more of a professional look. To stabilize your video with Google Photos, open the app and go to Albums > Videos.

Choose the video you want to stabilize, then hit the edit button. Adjust the sliders to select the portion of the video you need to stabilize.

Up until now, the steps have been quite similar to how you’d go about trimming your video. Next, however, you need to click or tap on the option that says Stabilize. This may take some time to complete. Once done, save the changes using the option that says Save a copy.

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Step 3: Rotate your video

Click or tap on the Rotate option to rotate your video by 90 degrees.

Launch the Google Photos app on your mobile or browser and go to Albums > Videos. Choose the desired video and tap or click on the Edit button.

Now you can click or tap on the Rotate option to rotate your video by 90 degrees. If you press Rotate again, it will rotate the video by another 90 degrees. Once done, use the save option as before to finalize your changes.

Step 4: Create a movie

Google Photos also comes pre-packed with a movie editor that lets you create a short-length film and complete it with its own background music. The process is very simple since no advanced editing options are made available to you.

Open Google Photos and click/tap on the Assistant icon in the bottom bar, right next to Albums. Click on the Movie option. From here, you can go in two different directions, as follows:

You can choose one of the several presets available to you. This will provide you with a template with animations and background music already added. All you have to do is add your own photos or videos to the preset and it will be done.

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Or, you can build a custom movie using a preset that you create. To do this, tap on New film. Next up, you can choose a total of 50 different photos and videos of your choice. This should be sufficient for any short-length movie. Once done, click or tap on Create.

Now, it’s time to add music to your video. Click on the icon and then choose from three options: 1) “My music” to add your own music, 2) “Theme music” to download and insert music created by Google, or 3) “No music” to create a silent movie.

Once done, tap on the tick icon and hit Save. Your movie is now ready!

Step 5: Share a movie

Share your movies using the Create link option.

Head over to Google Photos > Albums and choose the option that says Movies. Tap and hold on to the movie you’d like to share to select it and click on the Share button in the bottom bar that appears.

You can use this option to directly upload the movie to your preferred social media. You can also use the Create link option to share a link to your video on Google Photos on your preferred social media platform.