We’re excited to announce we’ve been acquired by VSCO! We’re going to be bringing the magic of Trash’s AI video editing to VSCO’s global audience of +100M registered users and +2M subscribers.

To focus our energy and work on a shared vision of easy video tools for casual use, Trash will be ending Dec 18, 2020. Download the videos you want to keep by then.

Why VSCO

Most importantly, we both believe in the power of creativity to have a healthy and positive impact on people’s lives. Additionally, we have similar audiences of Gen Z casual creators; and are focused on giving…


Your Profile 🤝 Your Space + more design updates

If you’ve been on Trash this summer, you’ll have noticed that we’ve been making a lot of changes to the overall flow and user experience of the app. This design update is based on your feedback, and it’s all about making a creative space for you and your friends.

While many of you post to broadcast networks like TikTok and Insta, the vast majority of you post to personal networks like Snapchat and SMS/direct.

From recaps to felt cute moments to “video therapy” to keep us all sane in 2020 *deep breath*, we’re sharing what we make on Trash with…


Tell Your Story with the Music You Know and Love

Today, we’re announcing the beginning on popular music on Trash in the United States. You’ll find music from our initial label and publisher partners, and we’ll continue to add more.

We’re super excited to finally share your top requested features:

  • popular music (US only)
  • A search bar (US only but coming to rest of world soon)
  • Easier-to-use playlists

Check it all out in the sound view when editing your video:


People problems are inevitable and you’re probably ill equipped to deal with them on your own

There is a popular myth that coaches are for weak leaders who need help. This couldn’t be further from the truth, coaching helps strong leaders optimize what they already do well and strengthen what they don’t.

Karina Bernacki – Chief of Staff, TRASH

Why I hired a coach

I met Karina when we were both at Twitter. Karina helped me with some pretty serious issues on the Vine team, and during that time I realize how critical it is to have the support of a coach when you’re leading and executing. three key reasons:

1. Your industry is always changing

Change is going to happen at a different rate for everyone, and mindset change is an inevitable part…


How We Created a Feature from a Meme

Today we’re launching Vibe Check, a fun, silly way to add context when you share to Snapchat from TRASH. We’re doing it with no other than Daniel Spencer, the comedian who vibe checks people on TikTok.


What’s Next for AI and Content In 2020

AI-driven content creation is coming next. Photo by Alejandro Ortiz on Unsplash

What We’re Launching Today:

1. Video styles!

Video styles are AI shortcuts to help you create cutting edge videos on our app TRASH. Based on types of videos we saw people creating on TRASH already, Styles can help you create a recap, an artsy video, a narrative story-style video and more with a single tap. Styles aren’t meant to be the final thing (though sometimes you get lucky with the AI!) you’re the storyteller — so you can tweak it from there.


I’ve moved around a lot for my career. It’s a great privilege to be able to do this. Moving has made me rich in my perspectives and experiences. It’s challenged my comfort zone both as a person and a designer. It’s added texture to my craft and provided insight and empathy in ways I never could have predicted.

In the moment though, moving is downright hard. Some anecdotes:

Edmonton to Toronto, 2003 (2000 miles)

This was one of the hardest things I’ve done. I’m not sure I would have if I’d known how hard it would be. But futures were a black box back then. We…

Hannah Donovan

Founder & CEO @thetrashapp. My background is in design and product management.

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