How to Rotate Videos in Android

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Why you want to rotate a video on your Android device can vary. Maybe it was recorded in the wrong way, or perhaps you just want to flip it for fun. Whatever the reason may be, flipping a phone on any Android device is easy and free. With the following tips, you’ll be able to rotate your video in various directions.

Rotate Your Videos with Google Photos

If you set up Google Photos to automatically upload any video you record, then your video is already in the cloud. If your videos are not uploaded automatically, go to your device’s gallery and upload it manually to Google Photos. Open Google Photos and locate the video you want to rotate.

You can either search for your video by going to the photos tab and swiping until you find it or use the search bar at the top and type “videos.”

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Once you’ve found your video, open it. Tap on the icon to the right of the share icon, and the rotate option will be on the right. As long as you’re there, there are options also to trim and stabilize your video.

The more you tap on the rotate option, the more your video will rotate. If you keep tapping the rotate option, you can even turn your video upside down.

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If you recorded the video in portrait mode, there is no way to change the orientation. Google Photos will only rotate it.

Rotate Your Videos with the Smart Video Rotate and Flip App

The Smart Video Rotate and Flip App is another option. The advantage this app has over the Google Photos option is that you don’t have to waste time looking for your videos.

The app will have them available for you in a list that you’ll be able to see as soon as you open the app. It also gives you the option of getting your videos from your file explorer, and it’s ¬† ¬†possible to record a video that will be saved to the app automatically.

Another advantage that this app has over Google Photos is that you don’t have to tap an option to flip the video repeatedly. At the bottom you can use the arrows that are pointing to the right and left.

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Once you’re done rotating your video, tap on the Apply button, and give your video a name. The app allows you to choose where the video is saved as well. Tap on the grey Change button and decide where you want the app to save your video.

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Rotating any video on your Android device doesn’t take very long. If you don’t have room to install another app, you can always use the rotating feature of Google Photos. What option are you going to try first?

Fabio Buckell

Just a simple guy that can't enough of Technology in general and is always surrounded by at least one Android and iOS device. I'm a Pizza addict as well.

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