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Step by Step to Rotate Video in Google Photos

Sumia Rafique
Sumia Rafique
Originally published Apr 07, 22, updated Nov 29, 23

Google photos let you store, view, edit and share your videos and photos and are automatically organized. It is a very great cloud storage service and most people use it. Google Photos has introduced an artificial intelligence technology into the app. That’s why it can automatically organize and rotate.

You have videos on google photos that are automatically rotated, others are not.

How do you rotate them manually?

It’s is so simple and will not take much of your time.

Let’s dive in…

Rotating videos in google photos

Rotating a video in google photos is pretty simple and will not take much of your time. You can easily fix the rotation and aspect ratio of your videos. But it’s a little tricky.

I'm going to show you how to flip your videos from portrait mode to landscape mode or from landscape mode to portrait mode.

You need to open up your google photos app and choose the video you want to flip, then you're going to pick the button in the bottom middle with the levers on it and in the bottom right hand corner.


You will see a diamond with a circular arrow on it. You're going to hit that until you find the way you want it to be.


Once you're happy, in the top right hand corner, hit Save Copy and that's it, the size of the file determines how long it takes to finish this process later.


An easier way to rotate videos in Google Photos

If you just need to rotate a video in portrait mode to the landscape mode or 180 degrees, Google photos will be the best choice to do that. However, what if rotate a video 32 degrees or 157 degrees, or maybe you need to do more editing operations, you can’t rely on Google Photos anymore.

But stop worrying, you can set your video at any angle with Filmora Video Editor . It is one of the best video editing software that provides you with the editing tools you need to edit and share your videos across the globe. It allows you to flip and rotate the orientation of the video. It also supports many popular formats used on different social media platforms like Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and so many more.

Let’s have look at this professionally designed software that everyone can master in a few minutes and can film professional videos. Since it provides all the features that you will need to make movies in a good way. Moreover, its interface is very simple to use.

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Here’s How to do it…

Rotate video at any angle

You can also rotate the video by using the Transform tab located at the top right corner.

  • Drag your video into the timeline.
  • Double click on the video to bring up the editing panel.
  • Hit the basic tab under the video tab in the menu bar.
  • Select the Transform
  • Click the rotate
  • Here you can move the rotate slider or directly enter the rotating value.

You will notice that I have changed the rotation of my video from its original position to the rotated angle.

You can rotate upside down, rotate left, rotate right or 90 degrees clockwise, 180 degrees, 270 degrees, 360 degrees rotate, and back to the original. Check the video result in the preview window. Once you get satisfied with the rotation.

  • Hit the ok
  • Select the save

Similarly, you can drag the video from the preview panel and adjust it as required.

Here, you can Flip function your video to change the direction. Like in this screenshot, suppose you want to change the place from right to left. You can easily change the direction by hitting on the flip tab.


Now you can see that the image has flipped without making a big effort you can also do it. I have done it for you, you are smarter.

Just go ahead and start…

 Scale is also used to remove the unwanted and rubbish scenes from the selected video. Like if you don’t want to show something behind the scene, you can use the scale function to cut that scene from your video.

What’s more you can do with Filmora

Changing the Aspect ratio

After you rotate the video at an angle you like. You can change the aspect ratio of the video furthermore.

  • Import the desired video and drag it into the timeline. Then click the Aspect Ratio icon at the bottom of the preview window.
  • You can select the 16:9, 1:1, 4:3, or custom aspect ratio.
  • Press OK

By the way, you can choose the suitable aspect ratio according to the social media platform you are using. Like, a 1:1 aspect ratio for Instagram, a 9:16 aspect ratio for portrait videos, and a 4:3 standard video.


Here’s how you can rotate your video using two different softwares. Now you can shoot your videos without setting the proper video orientation. Sometimes, while shooting a video, the real scene unfolds in making a lot settings. I hope, after reading this content, you will be confident enough to start shooting videos and then editing them without having trouble of learning the software.

Let’s dive in!

Go ahead…

A good destiny is waiting for you.

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