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How to crop a video on Android

Video cropping on Android

Be it your homemade recipe video, a light moment with your better half, or an old memory of your granny 一 you do not want to mess with these videos–you want to keep them at their best.

Do you ever feel bad about a great video with an unwanted or distracting object, or an unwelcome person, and desperately wish you could remove them? Or do you just want to change the focus of your video without reshooting it? 

You should try cropping your video. Besides the aforementioned uses, you can also adjust the video size to fit in an area. Video cropping is an editing technique which allows you to choose what part of a video frame you want to be visible. 

Note that cropping a video is not the same as trimming or zooming it. While trimming a video is about eliminating a part of the video, cropping refers to removing the distracting elements in it by reducing the size or dimensions of it. 

In this article, I’ll school you on how to crop a video on Android devices. So without any delay, let’s get started. 


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Ways to crop a video on Android

There are three ways you can crop a video on Android. 

  1. From phone gallery
  2. Using a third-party app
  3. Using an online video editor

1. Crop a video on Android from phone Gallery

Not every Android phone supports this feature. Android smartphone brands like OnePlus, Redmi and Samsung offer the video crop feature in the Gallery app. 

Crop video on Samsung, OnePlus, and Nokia

To crop a video on a Samsung device, 

Step 1: Open the Gallery app

Step 2: Select the video you would like to crop

Step 3: Tap on the Edit button 

video editor on oneplus 8 pro
Tap edit

Step 4: Tap on Crop

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Tap crop

Step 5: Crop the video by dragging your finger across the screen

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Tap crop

Step 6: Tap on Save copy once you finish editing

Note: This feature is not available on all the Samsung, OnePlus, and Nokia smartphones. For this articles, I’ve tested Samsung Galaxy S21, OnePlus 8 Pro, and Nokia 5.3.

Crop video on Redmi

Redmi phones don’t come with the free-hand crop feature. Instead, you can change the video fit by changing the aspect-ratio. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Open the Gallery app

Step 2: Open the video you would like to edit

Step 3: Tap on the Edit button 

video editor on redmi
Tap edit

Step 4: Tap on Aspect ratio

change aspect ratio
Tap aspect ratio

Step 5: Select the aspect ratio you want for the video

Step 6: Tap ✓ to save the video

save the video
Save the video

Here’s a clip from the cropped video!

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Cropped video using aspect ratio

2. Use a third-party app

Are you a hardcore Instagrammer looking for a tool to beautify your videos? Well, there are hundreds of editing apps available for you to do the same. 

Third-party applications on the Play Store offer a wide variety of cool features to take your video editing game to a whole new level. These apps help you crop, trim, blur, and enhance your videos. 

Since the social media trends are changing day in and day out with the use of Reels, IG stories, challenges, and whatnot, staying on trend can be quite challenging without the use of the top editing tools. Let’s crop a video on the Video Crop & Trim app by ZipoApps.


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Video Crop & Trim by ZipoApps

Creating engaging content for your social media handles becomes so easy with this app. The app comes loaded with these features:

  • Crop videos
  • Trim and cut videos
  • Blur video
  • No-crop fit
  • Enhance video color
  • No watermark

Rated 4.4 out of 5 on the Play Store, the app promises to solve your video editing problems. To get the app, click on the below button. 

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Here’s how to crop a video on the Video Crop & Trim app.

Step 1: Open the app and tap Try limited version if you want to use the free version

Step 2: Select Crop

crop video on video crop & trim app
Select Crop

Step 3: Select the app you would like to import the video from

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Select the folder

Step 4: Select the video you would like to edit

Step 5: Drag the slider across the screen and crop the video

Step 6: Next, tap ✓ to finish cropping

select crop area and save the video
Save the video after selecting crop area

Step 7: Share the video or upload it to Google Photos

3. Use an online video editor

Another simple way to crop a video is by using an online video editor. If you are concerned about the space or running out of it, (FREE IT UP first) you should consider using an online video editor tool to crop your video. 

It is much simpler than using a third-party app without bothering your phone’s storage. I have been using ezgif for the same as it makes video cropping seamless. Don’t go by its name: it may sound as “easy GIF” but it offers amazing features for playing around with videos as well. Follow these steps to crop a video on ezgif:

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Tap on Choose file 

crop video on ezgif
Choose the video file

Step 3: Select the video you would like to crop

Step 4: Tap on Upload video

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Upload the video

Step 5: Tap on crop video 

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Tap crop video

Step 6: Select the area you want to be visible in the video

Step 7: Nex, tap on the ‘Crop video!’ button

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Tap crop video button

Step 8: The cropped video will appear next. Tap on Save to save the video on your device. 

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Save the cropped video


How do I crop a video without watermark for free?

YouCut by InShot Inc. is a top free video editing tool where you can crop and edit your videos without a watermark. The app’s pro version lets you add text, music, video filters, glitch effects, background, and more to your videos. I’ve been using YouCut pro for more than a year and thus far, my experience with YouCut has been amazing.

How do I make a video fit to screen?

To make a video fit to screen, you need to change the aspect ratio of the video. To change the aspect ratio, go to the gakllery app and select the video you would like to edit. Tap on Edit and select frame or aspect ratio. Change the ratio as per your preference to fit the screen. For TV screen, it is usually 16:9, for tablets, it is 16:9 or 4:3.

What is the ideal aspect ratio for Instagram posts?

For an Instagram post, the ideal aspect-ratio for square posts is 1:1, for horizontal posts, it is 16:9, for vertical posts, it is 4:5, and for video posts it is 16:9 to 4:5.

What is aspect ratio?

Aspect ratio is the relationship between the width and height of an image or a video. It is written as a ratio of width to height, e.g. 3:2. A square image has an aspect ratio of 1:1 as the width and the height are the same size.

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Now crop videos on Android seamlessly!

Video cropping on Android is simple. With lots of smartphone brands recognizing the need of a built-in video crop feature, you can expect most of the newer Android phones models to come with it. 

And whether you have the free-hand crop feature on your phone or not, apps like Video Crop & Trim and online tools like ezgif will always come to your rescue. 

Now that you have learned how to crop a video on Android, go out and put your magical touch on your favorite videos. Why not boast of this newly learned trick to your friends and family? Surprise them with your video editing skills using the tips I mentioned above and share the article with them. 

I hope this article brought some value to your Android usage. Let me know your experience of video cropping and which tool you used. And as always, take care and stay safe. Cheers!

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