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How to remove sound from video on Android

remove sound from video android

There are more than a few ways to go about removing sound from a video on Android. You can use built-in tools, try Google Photos, and remove sound in editors shortly before posting or sharing them on social media. If you’re looking for extra depth and functionality, there are a plethora of video editing apps on the Play Store. To remove sound from a video on Android check the methods we provided below.

How can I edit video sound on Android?

1. Use the default Gallery

Gallery apps these days are much more than a simple library of photos and videos taken by your phone. Users have a lot of tools at their disposal, and this makes third-party video editing apps unnecessary. The idea is that if you need some advanced editing, you’ll just use your PC. For a more on-the-go approach, tools provided in Gallery should do the work.

So, if you want to mute a video on Android, first try with the stock Gallery app. Open the app, select the video, and tap the Edit button. There should be a Sound option somewhere. After you mute the video, save it and that’s it. Not only that, but you can make a whole lot of changes and tweaks with the provided tools, including adding custom soundtracks to your videos. Below you can see how this looks in Samsung Gallery.

How to remove sound from video on Android

2. Use Google Photos to remove sound from Android

Some Android skins use Google Photos as the default gallery app. Pixel devices are obvious but there are more similar devices with stock or close-to-stock Android. In that case, you can use Google Photos to mute (remove sound) from any video. It’s quite a simple process and you can mute any video you have stored locally or in the cloud.

Here’s how to mute a video in Google Photos on Android:

  1. Open Google Photos.
  2. Select the video you want to mute and tap Edit.
  3. Tap on the Sound icon at the left corner to mute the sound as video.
  4. Save the copy of the video and delete (or don’t) the original.How to remove sound from video on Android

3. Remove sound in the share preview

Most instant messaging apps have some sort of preview screen with an editor whenever you want to share a photo or video. And, just like with the previous two examples, there’s always an option to mute the video before sending it. All you need is to look carefully. In WhatsApp, Viber, Telegram, Signal, or Facebook Messenger — you should look for the sound icon to toggle the sound ON or OFF.

If your primary concern is sharing videos without a sound, this is by far the best way to do it without the need to edit or change the video before you send it.

4. Use one of the many third-party apps

Finally, if you want some fine-tuning and more tools at your disposal, you have a lot (and I mean — A LOT) of different apps to choose from. Apps like Filmora GO (Play Store), Film Maker (Play Store), or InShot (Play Store) come to mind and it all depends on what you need and what are you willing to pay for more professional tools.

And, with that said, we can conclude this article. Thank you for reading and feel free to share some alternative ways to remove sound from a video on Android. What apps and tools do you use? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Aleksandar Ognjanovic

Managing editor at Mobile Internist. @lemmingspain My fascination with mobile technology, particularly Android and iOS, began years ago and continues today. I'm captivated by the constant evolution in the smartphone industry and its impact on our daily lives, always anticipating the next big innovation. That’s the main reason why I found myself writing instructive content on the subject for users who are not as familiar with all the bells and whistles.
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