YouTube Create: A new app for video editing and sharing

YouTube, the world’s largest video platform, has announced the launch of a new app for mobile creators, called YouTube Create. The app is designed to make the video editing process easier and more fun, with a range of features and tools that allow users to create both Shorts and longer videos. YouTube Create is now available on beta in select markets, and will be rolled out to more creators over time.

What is YouTube Create?

YouTube Create is a free app that lets users edit their videos on their mobile devices, with features such as trimming, clipping, cropping, speeding up, slowing down, adding filters, effects, stickers, GIFs, and more. Users can also combine videos, photos, and audio with over 40 transitions to choose from. The app also has a library of thousands of royalty-free music tracks and sound effects that users can add to their videos. Users can also record a voiceover directly in the app.

YouTube Create: A new app for video editing and sharing
YouTube Create: A new app for video editing and sharing

One of the most innovative features of YouTube Create is the ability to automatically generate captions or subtitles for the videos with just one tap. Users can also remove background noise with the audio clean up tool, and remove the video’s background with the cut out effect. The app also allows users to export their videos in different aspect ratios for sharing across different formats, and upload them directly to YouTube.

Why did YouTube create YouTube Create?

YouTube said it created YouTube Create to streamline the production process of both Shorts and long-form video, and to help users express their creativity and reach new audiences. The app was developed based on the feedback of 3,000 creators who participated in the consultation process. YouTube said it wanted to make video editing more accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

YouTube also said that YouTube Create is part of its broader vision to empower creators with AI-powered tools that can help them along the creation process. At its Made on YouTube event, the company also unveiled other tools such as AI Insights, which can help users find ideas and outline suggestions based on what their audience is watching on YouTube; Aloud, which can automatically dub videos in different languages; Assistive Search, which can suggest music based on the description of the content; and Dream Screen, which can create generative AI video and image backgrounds for Shorts based on a prompt.

How can users access YouTube Create?

YouTube Create is currently available on Android devices in eight countries: US, UK, France, Germany, South Korea, Indonesia, India, and Singapore. Users can download the app from the Google Play Store or visit youtube.com/create to learn more. YouTube said it will continue to improve the app with more features and bring it to iOS devices in 2024.

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