How to choose a video editor for an Android phone

It seems the question "how to make edits on Android" may seem irrelevant. However, an Android video editor might have limited functionality, just several basic options. No way can it be used for professional editing or complex schemes.

If you tend to replace your smartphone with a newer model from time to time, it's much more convenient to use some external software and keep all your projects on cloud storage instead of the device memory.

Of course, you can install a video stitching app and just migrate it with other data every time you buy a new smartphone, but what for? There is a better and less time- and memory-consuming solution.

We will not claim that our tool is the best video editing app for Android, as it's not an application. It's an online service.

Just follow three simple steps.

  1. Upload a video to the editor

    Open the Editor in any browser. Hit the "Get started" button, tap the area below the player to upload your files from Google Drive, Google Photos, Dropbox, or your camera roll.

    Android video editor

    Our tool is free for files up to 500 MB each, and you can use as many files in one project as you need. Anyway, we recommend upgrading your account to Clideo Pro, as this way, all your projects will be stored on our cloud forever, and you'll be able to access them from any device.

    Other perks: there will be no file size limit and watermark, and you'll be able to edit your project in different tools without prior downloading and uploading it again.

  2. Edit the video

    Tap the video and hit "Add to Timeline".

    Add to timeline in Android video editor

    Go to "Canvas" and choose the aspect ratio you need. Remember, this parameter heavily depends on the platform you're going to use for posting your clip.

    Change canvas size in video editor for Android

    Now you can tap the recording to make it active and edit it in various ways:

    Select clip to edit in video editor for Android
    • The "Transform" icon allows you to flip or rotate a recording, fit it to the frame, or fill the frame with it completely.
    • Transform in Android video editor
    • The "Adjust" tab is "responsible" for opacity, brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, and blur.
    • Adjust in Android video editor
    • "Volume" or "Speed", as the very names imply, help make the video or audio louder/quieter and faster/slower.
    • Change speed in Android video editor
    • "Split" cuts the video in two parts at the point where you place a white playhead. "Duplicate" creates an identical copy of the recording. "Front" and "Back" move the selected snippet to the upper or lower track. You can also delete unnecessary clips.
    • Clip settings in Android video editor

    You can also tap somewhere on the screen to hide the current menu, then go to the "Text" section and add some captions.

    Text presets in Android video editor

    In fact, the editor has so many functions that it's better to give them a try than to read dull descriptions. Don't worry: you can always undo the last action.

  3. Save the result

    When fully done, hit the "Export" button and choose the output quality.

    Export from Android video editor

    Then just tap "Continue" and let the tool do its job. All that is left to do is to download your recording to your smartphone or one of your cloud storage accounts.

    Save file from Android video editor