A version of Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker may be coming to Windows 10

Microsoft stated in a support page that a version of Movie Maker, one of its most popular free Windows desktop apps, could be coming to the Windows Store for Windows 10 PCs.

For those of you who are unaware, Windows Movie Maker is a easy-to-use video editing app, with the first version launched in 2000 as part of Microsoft's Windows Essentials software suite. The current version of the app was released in 2012. Microsoft plans to end support for all of its Windows Essentials 2012 apps on January 17, 2017.

While the support post for those apps shows that Microsoft has listed a number of altentatives for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 owners for the rest of the apps in the suite, such as Mail, Photos and OneDrive, it lists something different for Movie Maker:

Movie Maker will soon be available from Windows Store for Windows 10 users.

That's all that Microsoft has revealed so far, at least publicly. There's no word on a release date, nor if Movie Maker will be released as a UWP app or simply converted from its current desktop version via Microsoft's "Project Centennial" tools. We have contacted Microsoft to see if they have any more information on Movie Maker for Windows 10.

Thanks to "undeadninjadm" for the tip!

John Callaham