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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 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.

  1. From Start, open the Windows Store. Make sure that you're connected to the Internet and that you're signed in using a Microsoft account.

  2. Enter Movie Moments in the search box in the Store.

  3. Select Movie Moments in the results.

  4. Select Install.

  5. From Start, search for Movie Moments.

  6. Select Movie Moments in the results.

Tip: For a quicker way to open Movie Moments, you can pin it to Start. Instead of selecting Movie Moments in the last step, right-click it. Then select Pin to Start. Now to open it, you can go to Start and select the Movie Moments tile.

  1. From Start, open Movie Moments.

  2. Pick a video or take a new one. If you have videos in your Pictures folder, they'll appear on this page.

  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 captions and a title. Select the Caption button, enter your text, and then select Done. You can select a word or phrase to emphasize it and freeze that frame.

    • Change the style of the title and captions. Select the Caption button, select Styles, and then pick the style for your movie.

    • Add music. Select Music, and then choose a song.

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

  5. Do any of the following:​​​​​​​

    • Make changes. Select Edit, make the changes, and then preview it again.

    • Save your movie. Select Save. It’s saved in the same folder as the original video.

    • Post or email your movie. Select Share.

    • Start a new movie. Right-click, and then select New movie.

The original video can be up to 20 minutes. A finished movie needs to be between 1 and 60 seconds.

Keep the final movie to 60 seconds or less by removing scenes from the beginning, middle, or end.

To trim scenes from the beginning or end

Move the handles at the left and right ends of the timeline to the new start and end points you want.

Timeline with trim handles  
The mouse pointer is pointing to the left handle.

To trim scenes from the middle

  1. Look for the circle below the Caption button, called the playhead. Move the playhead to the end of a section you want to keep.

  2. On Windows 8.1, swipe in from the bottom edge to see the app commands.
    (If you're using a mouse, right-click within the app.)

  3. Do one of the following:

    • If the playhead is in an active section, select Split.

    • If the playhead is outside of an active section, select Create section.

  4. Adjust the handles as needed.

    The final movie will include what’s in the active sections.

To merge sections

  • Drag the handle at the end of one section past the start of the next section.

To change the style

  1. Select the Caption button.
    Timeline with the Caption button  
    The mouse pointer is pointing to the Caption button.

  2. Select Style. (If you don't see it, select the More button.) The new style applies to the title and captions for the entire movie, not just the current caption.

  3. Select Done.

  4. Select Preview to see your changes.

Note: For some styles, the font isn't available in all languages. When that happens, the style uses a different font.

To edit or remove a title or caption

  1. Select that caption's dot. A thumbnail of the caption appears.
    Caption's dot on a timeline  
    The mouse pointer is pointing to the caption's dot.

  2. Select the thumbnail.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Edit the caption, and then select Done.

    • Remove the caption by selecting Remove caption. (If you don't see the Remove caption button, select the More button.)

  4. When you're ready to see your changes, select Preview.

To add a song

  1. Select Music.

  2. (Optional) You can get songs from Movie Moments by selecting Download recommended songs.

  3. Pick one of the recommended songs, or select Pick a song from my collection and select one of your own songs.

  4. When you want to hear the music with your movie, select Preview.

Note: Adjusting where the song starts isn’t supported at this time.

To mute the video’s audio

  1. Select Music.

  2. Select Mute audio from video.

  3. Select in the app to dismiss the Music options.

To see your changes, select Preview. Then you’ll see how the effects look for your titles and captions and hear the music play with your movie.

If you want to change something while you're previewing the movie, select Edit, make your changes, and then select Preview again.

When you open the app, you can:

  • Select a video. The options shown here are videos in your Pictures folder.

  • Select Pick a video to browse for an existing video.

  • Select Take a video to record a video with your webcam.

When you’re previewing a movie, you can select New movie (on Windows 8.1, you'll first need to swipe up from the bottom edge or right-click to see the app commands). This takes you to where you can pick a video or record a new one.

While you’re making changes to your video, you can stop working on that and go start a new movie. Select Cancel movie (on Windows 8.1, you'll first need to swipe up from the bottom edge or right-click to see the app commands). This takes you to where you can pick a video or record a new one.

Press this key

To do this


If editing, cancel the movie and return to the main page

If previewing, go back to editing


Select the current item


Delete all text in the caption field

Left arrow

When focus is on a handle or section, move the handle or section back

Right arrow

When focus is on a handle or section, move the handle or section forward

Shift + left arrow or right arrow

Move back or forward faster

Windows logo key‌  + Z

Show other commands available in the app

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