Microsoft yesterday rolled out an update for Photos app on
Windows 10, and it appears that new version is available for
everyone. The update for Windows 10 Photos app brings no new
features and improvements, but Microsoft has quietly added
video editor shortcut to the Start Menu and app list.
If you’ll launch the new app called “Video Editor”, it will
redirect you to Microsoft Photos app. It appears that the
so-called Video Editor just opens the video editing panel of
the Photos app. So it’s not a standalone app for Video Editing.
It’s just a shortcut to access video editing features on Photos
With the new app Video Editor app or shortcut, Microsoft
aims to raise awareness of video editing functionality in
the photos app. Needless to say, the name Photos makes it
difficult and confusing for users to find all its capabilities.
Microsoft should rename the app or launch a new standalone app
for Video Editing.
Microsoft should launch a new video editing app
Microsoft does not have a native movie editing
app built into Windows 10 operating system after it
discontinued the Windows Movie Maker. A while ago, Microsoft
discontinued the Windows Movie Maker, which was a successful
solution that the software giant bundled with the older version
of the operating system.
Needless to say, Windows Movie Maker was one of the most
advanced video editors. Windows Movie Maker hasn’t
received updates, and the software giant is no longer
developing it. When Microsoft discontinued the app, the users
had no other choice than to download alternatives because
Microsoft stopped developing and pulled the download links.
Microsoft could at some point launch a native video editor for
Windows 10 and revive the features of Windows Movie Maker in a
modern flavour. Microsoft has never teased any such projects,
but it certainly makes sense to launch a modern and universal
version of the app with the same functionality and working on
Windows 10-powered devices such as Xbox One, PCs and Tablets.
We don’t know when Microsoft will launch a new video editor app
for Windows 10, but it still could update or rename the Photos
app with more video editing features.