Update: Now available!
Apple announced its new social video editing app Clips late last month and promised it would launch sometime in April. That sometime in April is today, says Apple according to The Verge, as Clips is set to launch shortly.
Here’s Apple’s full description of its new Clips app:
Clips is a new app for making fun videos to share with friends, family, and the world. With a few taps you can create and send a video message or tell a quick story with animated text, graphics and emoji, music, and more.
Videos made easy • Clips lets you create videos in real time using simple controls — no timeline, tracks, or complicated editing tools • Shoot live video and photos or add them from your library • Easily mute audio, adjust the length of your clips, and reorder them • Clips looks and works great on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Live Titles • Create animated titles and captions using just your voice • Captions are generated automatically as you speak and match the timing of your voiceover • Mix and match different styles throughout your video • Tap your title to adjust text and punctuation or add inline emoji
Fun effects • Give your photos and video clips a comic book look with color and black & white filters • Drop in animated speech bubbles, arrows, and banners • Add emoji on top of any photo or video clip • Use full-screen posters with animated backgrounds and customizable text to help tell your story • Drag and pinch while recording to add smooth pan and zoom animations to your photos and videos • Add a music track from your library or use built-in soundtracks that automatically adjust to the length of your video
Smart sharing • Clips suggests people to share with based on who is in your video and whom you share with most often • Tap a person in the share sheet to instantly send your video via Messages • Send directly to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other popular social media sites
The new video editing app produces square videos that you can easily share on social media services like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and built-in effects like annotation including automatic transcription are included.
Clips lets you record within the app or import media from your photo library with putting together and editing like a streamlined iMovie, and stylized effects make trendy videos that social networks are promoting natively.