Surely you can’t edit video on a Chromebook? Yup! WeVideo is iMovie for your Chromebook.

One of the reasons teachers love the iPad so much is iMovie. The ability for students to easily create little movie vignettes to record there way is extremely engaging. Well now you can do the same with your Chromebook!

WeVideoWeVideo lets you record, upload, and edit movies right on your Chromebook or Chrome browser. Like iMovie there are theme templates that you can drop your own text, video, and images into to create movie style trailers. Once you’ve finished your video you can publish it or save it to your Google Drive to share with staff and students.

wevideo2WeVideo has all the features you’d expect from a simple video editing app. You can upload video from a camera, or record it straight from your Chromebook’s webcam. You can overlay text and add music or voice overs. And you can also collaborate on videos using Google Drive.

Install WeVideo now by clicking here.


About Author

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Karl is an award winning Director of IT for the Royal Grammar School Guildford, based near London, England. He has been working in education for more than ten years and founded ClassThink in 2013 to share technology best practice with other schools. In 2014 he won the NAACE Impact Award for support services in schools, and writes edtech articles for Education Executive Magazine.


  1. I hope that the staff at WeVideo it’s ready for exponential growth this year. They are the only video game in town outside of the YouTube video editor.

    I just wish someone would have picked up the discontinued Aviary audio editor. That was Garageband on the web!

  2. WeVideo is great until you want to expand the features and pay monthly on what most people would agree should be free. It’s enough that we have to go out of our way to find And download it; but to be almost completely limited in video making really sucks.

    • It doesn’t seem that limited to me and you don’t have to download anything to use it, do you? I wish it were free, but I don’t think that it should obviously be free or something. It’s not like they are serving you ads or selling your data.

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        Hi Matty,

        You’re right it’s just a web app, but the Google Apps control panel allow you to “install” a shortcut to it on Chromebooks. You can just visit the site on the web if you prefer.

  3. Karl – thanks for this comparison to iMovie. I was looking for something VERY similar while we suffer through a few tech challenges (too many kids, not enough ipads but loads of Chromebooks) and this is precisely what I was looking for. I love iMovie for it’s ease of use and hope WeMovie does your article justice! Many thanks.

  4. i want to know how can you recover videos from wevideo beacuse i changed phones and i lost the app but i still have the account but the video dont appear on the app

  5. The last time I checked, it wanted to add itself to my Google Drive and wanted to know everything about me. I do not like this at all.

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