Microsoft is keeping the Paint program after an outpouring support from its fans. Yas!
The software giant recently announced that it would drop support for the famous app in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. MS Paint is part of the list of apps and features that are “either removed from the product in the current release (“Removed”) or are not in active development and might be removed in future releases (“Deprecated”).”
After hearing netizens’ reactions, General Manager of 3D for Everyone Initiative at Windows Experiences, Megan Saunders released a statement saying that the Paint app is here to stay.
“Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app. Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news: MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free.”
MS Paint will still be part of Windows 10, but Microsoft is promoting and encouraging to use Paint 3D instead.
“Paint 3D – the new app for creativity, also available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update, will continue to get new feature updates. In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are in Paint 3D,” Saunders added.
Microsoft Paint started in 1985 with the first version of Windows 1.0 and has been installed with every version of Windows. As of 2016, the app still had over 100 million monthly users.