How to Clip a YouTube Video to Share?

by Khadija Anwar
2 minutes
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Are you looking to create a shorter, customized version of a YouTube video to share with family & friends? Worry no further! Read this help center guide to learn how to clip a YouTube video quickly & effectively.

Also Read: How to Add Timestamp on YouTube?

Steps to Clip a YouTube Video

Clipping a YouTube video is a straightforward process that involves a few simple steps.

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Step 1:

Sign in to Your YouTube account. Remember, it is mandatory to sign-in in before you create a clip. Open your desired YouTube video.

Sign in Youtube

Step 2:

Click on the “Clip” Scissor icon below the video.

click on clip

Step 3:

Move the box (drag slider) from starting point to the endpoint. A clip can be between 5 seconds to 60 seconds. Make sure you cover all desired clips of YouTube videos. Add the title (140 characters).

slide the dragger

Step 4:

Once you covered the targeted part and add the title, click on “Share the Clip.”

share to clip

Step 5:

It will direct you to all the sharing options. You can embed links, copy-paste URLs, or directly share on social media apps. Choose your option and share a YouTube clip with a targeted audience.

share your link

Clipping a YouTube video to share is a simple process that involves finding the desired video, using YouTube’s in-built editor, and then sharing the clipped video with others using the generated URL.


How do you cut part of a YouTube video that’s not yours?

You can use YouTube’s in-build video editor to trim your selected part or use a third-party tool. Remember, cutting or editing parts of a YouTube video that is not yours without proper authorization or permission from the original creator may result in copyright infringement.

Can I split a YouTube video into two parts?

As a user, you cannot directly split a YouTube video into two separate parts within YouTube itself. YouTube’s built-in video editor only allows you to trim a video to create a shorter version, but it does not have the capability to split a video into two separate parts.

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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