MS Paint is here to stay, confirms Microsoft

Microsoft just announced officially that MS Paint is not going anywhere.

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Highlights

    • MS Paint is going to stay in Windows Store
    • 3D Paint has features similar to classic app
    • 3D Paint will continue receiving updates

Redmond giant Microsoft’s classic MS Paint is making headlines for something which may upset you. Soon after Microsoft announced its plans to deprecate MS Paint in upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, technology publications around the world jumped the gun and reported that Microsoft is on the verge to kill the app. Not true, though. Microsoft just announced officially that MS Paint is not going anywhere.

“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,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

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In case you are wondering, the app will no longer come preinstalled in Windows 10 operating system. If you are among those who do not want to say goodbye to your favourite paint app, you need not worry. Microsoft will soon make it available in Windows Store so that you can still enjoy for free.

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Last year, Microsoft announced Paint 3D as the biggest update ever to the company’s classic app. Microsoft also said in a blog post that Paint 3D will stay in Windows 10 for free and continue receiving new feature updates. 3D features aside, many of the MS Paint features like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation have been added to Paint 3D already.

Although Microsoft has not said much with regards to a release timeline, MS paint is expected to hit Windows Store soon after the company releases Windows 10 Fall Creators update in either September or October this year.