YouTube is bringing an end to its video editing and photo slideshow services, citing a lack of use from users as the cause. The popular video hosting site will implement the service after September 20th.
While YouTube content creators made extensive use of the hosting and monetizing features available on YouTube, they have been reluctant to use the video editing service, choosing instead to use other video editing software like Apple’s Final Cut and Adobe Premiere. YouTube has stated that minor adjustment features like trim, blur, and filter will still be available in YouTube’s Video Manager.
Google, YouTube’s parent company, has stated that the service is being discontinued as the availability of several third party applications and softwares have made offering the editing service redundant and not worth devoting resources to.