YouTube to retire Video Editor and slideshow features, citing low usage

YouTube's Video Editor tool is being retired

YouTube is removing two rarely-used features from its website: the Video Editor and photo slideshow tools.

“We’ve seen limited usage of these features, so we’re retiring them to focus our efforts on building new tools and improving on other existing features,” wrote a YouTube community manager on the official Help Forums.

YouTube’s Enhancements feature – which allows you to stabilize, color correct, trim parts of your video, and perform other adjustments to already-live videos – is not going anywhere.

A handful of Chromebook users took to the YouTube Help Forum post to express their discontent with the impending update, mentioning that the Video Editor was the best way to edit videos on Chrome OS. “That’s terrible. That was the only option for editing video on a Chromebook. It was actually a very useful tool,” wrote commenter James Welbes.

If you’re a die-hard user of the YouTube Video Editor, you have two months to adjust your workflow before the tools disappear on September 20.