Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1

How to use Movie Moments

Movie Moments helps you turn your videos into short movies you’ll love to share. You can trim scenes to keep only your favorite parts, highlight key moments with stylish captions, and add music to set the mood. Then share the finished movie without leaving the app. This page will help get you started. If you want more details, see Movie Moments app for Windows: FAQ.

This app is meant for making quick, fun changes to short videos. The final movies are all 60 seconds or less. If you're interested in making more advanced edits or working with longer videos, search the Windows Store on your PC for other video editing apps.

Install Movie Moments

  1. From the Start screen, open the Windows Store. You need to be connected to the Internet and you’ll need to sign in using a Microsoft account.

  2. Enter Movie Moments in the search box in the upper-right corner of the Store.

  3. Tap or click Movie Moments in the results.

  4. Tap or click Install.

Open Movie Moments

  1. Go to Start.

  2. Slide up from the middle of the Start screen, or click the Down arrow Arrow pointing down near the lower-left corner of the Start screen.
  3. Enter Movie Moments in the search field.

  4. Tap or click Movie Moments.


  • If you want a quicker way to open Movie Moments, you can pin it to Start. Instead of tapping or clicking Movie Moments in the last step, swipe down on or right-click it. Then tap or click Pin to Start. Now when you want to open it, you can go to Start and tap or click the Movie Moments tile.

Make a movie

  1. From the Start screen, open Movie Moments.

  2. Pick a video or take a new one.

  3. You can do any of these things when making your movie:

    • Delete scenes: Move the handles to where you want the movie to start and stop. Finished movies need to be 60 seconds or less.

    • Add a title or captions: Tap or click the Caption button, enter your text, and then tap or click Done. You can select a word or phrase to emphasize it and freeze that frame.

    • Change the style of the title and captions: Tap or click the Caption button, tap or click Styles, and then pick the style for your movie.

    • Add music: Tap or click Music, and then choose a song.

  4. Tap or click Preview. While previewing your movie, you'll see all of the effects and hear the soundtrack.

  5. Do any of the following:

    • Make changes: Tap or click Edit, make the changes, and then preview it again.

    • Post or email your movie: Tap or click Share.

    • Start a new movie: Swipe up from the bottom edge or right-click, and then tap or click New movie.

  6. Tap or click Save. It’s saved in the same folder as the original video.


  • Search the Windows Store on your PC for more apps that can share movies with friends or post them to social networks.

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