Image Courtesy: WindowsLatest.com.Last week, Microsoft started rolling out the modern Photos app on Windows
. While the modern Photos app has several new editing tools, it removes the built-in “Video Editor” and replaces it with a web-based Clipchamp.
If you try to access the old video editing app built into the old Photos app, you’ll see a new pop-up confirming that “Microsoft Video Editor is no longer available in the Photos app“.
In a new pop-up message, which shows up when trying to access “Video Editor”, Microsoft tells us, “Microsoft Video Editor is no longer available in the Photos app. Your previous video projects can be accessed by downloading the Photos Legacy app in Settings. For new videos, unleash your creativity with Clipchamp.”
While it’s possible to download the Photos Legacy app from the Microsoft Store and bring back the original Video Editor, it’s fair to assume the days of the old Video Editor or Photos app are numbered, and you’ll have to migrate to the newer versions at one point.
It’s also worth noting the “Photos Legacy” is an old version of the Photos app built for Windows 11, and it’s not the original Windows 10 Photos app. Installing the original or Windows 10’s Photos app is no longer possible, which offered features like a “Clarity” slider and more.
Here is what’s going on:
- Microsoft has discontinued and replaced Windows 10’s Photos app with Windows 11’s modern Photos app.