YouTube announced on Tuesday that it has added slow-mo to its growing portfolio of automated editing options.

Those who love to add effects or enhancements under the YouTube Editor can now enjoy slow motion as one of the platform's basic editing options for professional and amateur videographers. Such a feature could be especially useful for anyone editing a music video or short film, as it provides an effective way to set the tone and create mood. 

"To create a slo-mo video, visit the Enhancements tool or the YouTube Editor and apply it to one of your existing videos," wrote Google on the YouTube Creator blog. "You’ll get a smooth, slo-mo video that makes it look like it was filmed with a high-speed camera."

YouTube offers a variety of quirky and handy editing tools, such as splicing, stabilisation and speed adjustments, which are more than beneficial to users without a fancy camera or expensive editing software.

Check out YouTube's provided example below of Times Square slowed to 1/8th of its original speed.