Social media services like Facebook and Instagram have advanced as to such an extent. From traditional text-based updates to photos, 360-degree photos and currently even videos. We tend to now knowledge to share our moments with others stylish. While for photos you can shoot and apply some filters to make it social media ready, things are not so straightforward with videos.

You might need to trim it for unneeded footage at the start or the end or remove background-noise and replace it with some music that creates things more fun to look at. We’ve already talked about a few apps in the past using that one may mute the background. However, those apps had plenty of ads and had no alternative editing features.


The name of the application is InShot and is free to install from the App Store and Play Store. Once you launch the app, you may get the choice to import and edit both – photos and videos, and you’ll get the option to the home screen. However, we are going to merely be viewing the video editor because that’s what makes the app special compared to alternative editors.

As presently as you import the video footage to the app, the first option you’ll get is to choose the aspect ratio and if you wish to crop or add a blurred background to the footage. You may also see a timeline at the bottom of the screen, which will be used to trim the actual segment of a video. That’s basic editing, however, adequate for what most people would need. However, that’s just the beginning of the app.


In the next screen, you’ll give the option to remove the default background sound from the app and add some beautiful music in its place. You’ll either choose some music from the app or perhaps import your own choice. You can additionally decide the intensity of the video volume over music volume; if you wish both in parallel at a lower volume.

Next, you’ll be able to add text to the video, and you get the choice to write in several fonts and colours. The text is moved freely over the frame and might have its start and end time, which provides you with such a lot of control when it comes to writing. Finally, you’ll be able to select the background of the video and even rotate and mirror it. You’ll be able to additionally add a personal touch by adding custom stickers to the video.


  • Tap the Video icon on the left side of the screen. You’ll be presented with a list of all of the video files you’ve recorded on your Phone.
  • Tap the video you want to crop to play it, then tap the checkmark in the down-right corner.
  • Now scroll the list of option, from right to left you’ll find the icon of Crop.
  • Tap and drag one of the corners of the box to begin cropping your video, and tap the centre of the box to move it.
  • Once you have cropped your video, then tap the checkmark in the bottom-right corner. And click save.

Even while saving the video, you get the choice to keep in default resolution like 720p or 480p. However, you’ll also customise that and select any value between 720p-1080p. By default, the app can add a watermark to the processed video. However, you can remove it by touching the cross button next to that and watch a sponsored video as an advertisement (which is simply thirty seconds). For that specific video, the watermark can then be removed.

Finally, when everything is ready, tap on the Save button and begin the rendering process. Depending on the video, rendering might take time, but it’s still quicker than other editors available on the Play Store. There are ads here, but they don’t interfere with the basic functionality of the app. Finally, after the conversion is complete, the video will be saved to the gallery automatically and you can also share it on various social streams directly.

Saksham is a tech enthusiast who loves talking about new gadgets and innovations. He loves travelling, particularly to places not frequented by tourists. In his free time, you will find Saksham beating the phone at PUBG Mobile or streaming new highly-rated TV series.