Microsoft Windows 11 gets a new video editor, family safety app and much more!

Updated: Mar 16

Microsoft is here with a great big announcement of two brand new apps to be arriving on Windows 11 soon! Named the Microsoft Family and Clipchamp video editor, these apps will soon arrive to the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22572.


One of the build’s striking features is the search one. Appearing to be a portion of the Bing pages associated with Microsoft’s search engine, Search Highlights will include new content, which could be aimed at distracting users from their original search.


"The search box in Start and Search will periodically update with content, including fun illustrations, that help you discover more, be connected, and stay productive," Microsoft said.

"Search highlights will present notable and interesting moments—like holidays, anniversaries, and other educational moments in time both globally and in your region."



Coming to the Microsoft Family Safety app, it mainly deals with the concept of having parental controls of various Microsoft accounts in a place. Microsoft’s plans about this throw light on making this a compact inbox app available on the Windows 11 Home. To be updated via the Microsoft Store, the app will have the same features as the Family Safety app for Android and iOS.


Microsoft’s video editor Clipchamp, a close competitor of Microsoft’s own Windows 10 and Windows 11 Video Editor, will now officially become an in-built editor app too.



Clipchamp’s features include trimming, adding, going forward and backward, loads upon loads of images, audio tracks and royalty free videos. Microsoft also mentioned an Azure-powered text-to-speech converter, with voice overs upto 70 languages.


Apart from that, Microsoft reported of a cloud-based Microsoft Defender security solution entering preview for home customers in the US. Back on Tuesday, access to the Windows Android Subsystem was also available to the Windows 11 Insiders with “H.264 video hardware decoding support, networking changes, improved scrolling, and better integration between mobile apps and Windows email clients.”