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How to speed up or slow down video on an Android device using a third-party app

How to speed up or slow down video on an Android device using a third-party app
How to speed up or slow down video on an Android device using a third-party app
You can speed up or slow down a video on an Android with a third-party app - there's no built-in feature on Android that lets you alter video speed.
  • You can speed up or slow down a video on an Android with a third-party app - there's no built-in feature on Android that lets you alter video speed.
  • There are many apps to choose from, but most require a purchase to unlock key features.
  • Here is how to speed up or slow down a video using FilmoraGo, which you can install from the Google Play store.
  • Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.

The stock Android operating system doesn't include a way to speed up or slow down video you've recorded, but third-party apps have rushed in to fill that need.

There are countless apps in the Google Play Store that can change the playback speed of video. Most of them are free, but many require in-app purchases to unlock additional features or even to save the video after you've edited it.

To keep things simple, here is how to speed up or slow down a video with a free app that doesn't require a purchase to save the completed video clip.

How to speed up video on Android using FilmoraGo

1. Using the Google Play store, install FilmoraGo on your Android phone.

2. Start FilmoraGo and tap "New Project" at the bottom of the screen.

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Begin by starting a new project. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

3. Choose a video from the clips stored on your phone's photo library and then tap "Import." Then wait while the video is imported into FilmoraGo's editor.

4. After the editor opens, you should see the video in the preview window and in the timeline below. Tap "Trim" in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

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Tap the "Trim" button at the bottom of the screen. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

5. Tap "Speed" in the toolbar - you might need to swipe to the left to see it.

6. In the pop-up, drag the slider to set the playback speed of the video. You can set any speed from .2x (slow) to 2x (fast). Tap the "Play" button under the preview to see how this affects the video.

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After tapping "Speed," drag the slider to control playback speed, and press "Play" to preview. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

7. When you're satisfied with the result, tap the "Export" button at the top right of the screen.

8. On the Export Settings page, tap "Export."

If you like the results, you can pay to upgrade to a version of FilmoraGo that removes watermarks, exports at higher resolution, and adds additional features.

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