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You can now edit videos directly on YouTube


The folks at YouTube want to help you make your videos look a bit better. How? By letting you use a number of tools to stabilize, rotate, and spice up your clips directly on the site — without needing to re-upload footage.

According to the official YouTube blog, the new tools can be used on newly uploaded as well as older videos (as long as they do not have over 1,000 views or any third-party content). The videos' URLs and ID numbers will remain the same unless you choose to save the edited footage in brand new clips.

You can see a little preview of just what you'll be able to do with all the editing tools in the clip below. I recommend taking a peek just for the sake of seeing how the Instagram-style filter effects work — because let's face it: We're bound to start seeing those a lot more frequently.

Note that the editing features are being rolled out gradually. So don't worry if you're not seeing the magical "Edit Video" button just yet — just give it a bit of time.

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