How to Trim Snapchat Video [2023 Updated]

With Snapchat becoming more and more popular, it has become the daily life of many young people to create and publish their own videos on this platform. In order to avoid the video cannot be published on Snapchat due to its long timeline, this post will introduce 3 ways to trim Snapchat videos.

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Rel Updated on Mar 14, 2023| min read

Snapchat, as a globally popular social media app, supports users to create and share their own videos and photos. It provides rich music and filter effects, bringing unlimited creative possibilities for all users' creations.


However, there are some limitations when using Snapchat. Long videos cannot be successfully published on Snapchat. In order to avoid this situation and make it easier for others to capture the highlights of your video, it is very important to learn how to trim Snapchat video.

This article will provide you with detailed and simple steps to quickly master the 3 skills of trimming Snapchat videos. If you are interested in other aspects of Snapchat, you can also read the following posts:

How to Trim Snapchat Video Directly After Recording

How to trim a Snapchat video to under 10 seconds? If you want to use Snapchat to record your own video and publish it directly, you can use the editing function provided by Snapchat after recording to adjust the video time to within 10 seconds.

Here are simple steps you can follow:

Step 1. Press and release the circle button to record your new video.

record a video

Step 2. After recording, click the plus icon next to the video thumbnail in the lower left corner.

click the plus icon

Step 3. Then click the video thumbnail with secs in the lower left corner, and you will see the timeline of the video.

Step 4. Now you can drag the slider left and right to capture the video content you need.

drag the slider

Step 5. In this interface, you can add multiple stories. Trim them separately and merge them into a new video according to the above steps. When you are finished, click the Save button.

add multiple stories

How to Trim Snapchat Video From Memories

If you have taken a video using other software and want to publish it to Snapchat to share with your friends or fans, you can upload the video from memory and use Snapchat's built-in editing function to simplify the content of the video.

The detailed tutorial is shown below. Let's dive in.

Step 1. Click the button next to the circle to open the memory album.

open the memory album

Step 2. Choose the video you want to trim from the Memories and hit the pencil icon in the lower left corner to enter video editing mode.

choose the video

Step 3. Press the video thumbnail in the lower left corner.

press the thumbnail

Step 4. You can find the full timeline of the video now. Drag the sliders left and right to limit the playback content of the video.

drag the sliders to trim video

Step 5. After trimming, hit the share button and you can save the video or share it to other apps easily.

save video

Pro tips: The Additional Editing Features of Snapchat

In addition to the basic video cutting, if you want to make your video richer in form and content, you also need to edit the video in a variety of ways. Snapchat provides you with a variety of editing tools. Here is a brief introduction to its features.

  • Rich and free video filters, Music, and special effects
  • Multiple text alternate styles
  • Support handwriting and painting
  • Support making Stickers and Emoji
  • Provide video cropping tool

snapchat editing features

Flexible use of various editing functions of Snapchat can make your video more attractive.

Bonus: How to Trim Snapchat Video on Windows/Mac

If you don't want to use Snapchat's built-in function to trim videos, you can choose to use tools on your computer to complete video editing and easily publish videos to third-party platforms.

We recommend the professional screen recorder EaseUS RecExperts, which can also help you trim a video on Windows or Mac with great ease. 

Although it is essentially a screen recording software with excellent recording performance, it also has the feature of multi-function. It can not only play videos but also support users in trimming the contents of videos in various formats.

If you are interested in the EaseUS RecExperts recording function too, you can refer to the following contents:

Now we will show you how to trim Snapchat videos on Windows and Mac with EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and click "Recordings" to open the built-in video editor.

Open EaseUS Media Player

Step 2. Click "Import" on the bottom right corner, then add your target video file from your local folder.

Import videos

Step 3. Click on the scissor icon to trim the video. Here you can even trim the video frame by frame.

Trim video files

Step 4. Finally, click "Save" and enter the file name to export the edited video.


This post has shown you how to trim Snapchat video directly after recording, and how to trim Snapchat videos from memories, and also recommends you a multi-functional screen recorder EaseUS RecExperts that can help you trim Snapchat videos too. You can freely choose your favorite method to make your video more adorable according to your needs.


1. Can you trim a video on Snapchat after saving it?

Yes, I can trim a video on Snapchat after saving it. Here are the detailed steps for you to follow.

Step 1. Open Snapchat and hit the button next to the circle to open the memory album.

Step 2. Choose the video you want to trim and click the pencil icon in the lower left corner to enter video editing mode.

Step 3. Press the video thumbnail in the lower left corner and drag the sliders left and right to cut the video now.

Step 4. Hit the Share button to save the new video now.

2. How to edit Snapchat videos longer than 10 seconds?

Snapchat has a limit on video time in the past, and video duration is not allowed to exceed 10 seconds. However, after optimization, Snapchat has allowed users to create and upload 60-second videos.

If you want to edit Snapchat videos longer than 10 sec, you need to continue to press the round camera button after the new video starts recording for 10 seconds. The app will automatically record video stories one after another. All recorded snapshots will appear at the bottom of the screen and you can save them as a new long video.

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