Some Story Remix content will be locked behind an Office 365 subscription
Story Remix will bring some cool new features to the Photos app soon, but some of it will be locked behind a paywall of sorts.
When the Fall Creators Update lands, the Photos app is set to get some interesting new ways to edit albums and video with a feature called Story Remix. Part of that includes a number of new effects, themes, and music that will serve to spice up your creations. A lot of that content will be available to everyone, but it seems that some of it will be offered at a premium.
As spotted by OnMSFT, a new update to the Photos app for Skip Ahead Insiders indicates that some content will require an Office 365 subscription to unlock. Not all content is locked, but some 3D effects, music, and text styles will be locked unless you're a subscriber to Microsoft's monthly office subscription.
This isn't unique to Story Remix, as Microsoft also locks off some features of its free Office Mobile apps and Sway for Office 365 subscribers. Still, it's an interesting choice, to say the least.
The 3D effects coming to Story Remix have been in testing with Skip Ahead Insiders since mid-September. Microsoft previously confirmed that these 3D effects, which were originally expected to launch with the Fall Creators Update, will instead arrive sometime within "the following months."
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