How to Trim a Video on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

How to Trim a Video on Android

Sometimes, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to trim a video on your Android device. Whether it’s for sharing a specific moment or reducing the file size, trimming videos can come in handy.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of trimming a video on your Android device.

Step 1: Install a Video Trimming App

To get started, you’ll need to install a video trimming app from the Google Play Store. There are several options available, but for this tutorial, we’ll be using the popular “VideoTrim” app.

  • Open the Google Play Store.
  • Search for “VideoTrim” using the search bar at the top.
  • Select the “VideoTrim – Video Editor” app from the search results.
  • Tap on the “Install” button and wait for the app to download and install on your Android device.

Step 2: Open VideoTrim and Select a Video

Once you have installed VideoTrim on your device, follow these steps to open the app and select a video to trim:

  • Locate and tap on the “VideoTrim” icon on your home screen or app drawer to open it.
  • You will be presented with your device’s internal storage. Navigate through your folders to find the video you want to trim.
  • Select the desired video by tapping on it once. You can also tap and hold to select multiple videos if needed.
  • Once you have selected the video(s), tap on the “Next” button located at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Trim the Video

After selecting the video, you will be taken to the video trimming interface. Here’s how you can trim the video using VideoTrim:

  • Drag the start and end markers. At the bottom of the screen, you will see two markers labeled “Start” and “End.” You can drag these markers left or right to adjust the start and end points of your trimmed video.
  • Use the timeline scrubber. Alternatively, you can use the timeline scrubber located above the markers to set precise start and end points.

    Simply tap and hold on the scrubber, then drag it to your desired position on the timeline.

  • Preview your changes. To preview your trimmed video, tap on the play button located at the bottom center of the screen. This will play your trimmed video from start to end so you can make sure it looks exactly how you want it.

Step 4: Save and Share Your Trimmed Video

Once you are satisfied with your trimmed video, it’s time to save and share it. Follow these steps to complete the process:

  • Tap on the checkmark icon. Located at the top right corner of the screen, there is a checkmark icon. Tap on it to confirm your trimming settings.
  • A pop-up menu will appear with various options for saving and sharing your trimmed video.

    Select “Save as New” if you want to save it as a separate file or choose “Replace Original” if you want to overwrite the original video with your trimmed version.

  • Select a destination folder or leave it as default, then tap on “Save” to save your trimmed video.
  • Once saved, you can share your trimmed video directly from the app. Tap on the “Share” button and choose a platform to share it on, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, or YouTube.

Congratulations! You have successfully trimmed a video on your Android device using VideoTrim.

Now you can easily share your favorite moments or reduce file sizes without any hassle.


In this tutorial, we walked you through the process of trimming a video on your Android device using the VideoTrim app. Remember, there are other video trimming apps available on the Google Play Store, so feel free to explore and find one that suits your preferences.

Trimming videos can be useful for various purposes, from creating highlights to reducing file sizes for easier sharing. With the right app and these simple steps, you’ll be able to trim videos like a pro!

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