Paint isn’t dead and won’t die it appears for now. Microsoft has confirmed original app will still live on in the Windows 10 store.
“Microsoft Paint is dead, RIP“. That’s what you heard or saw somewhere online last night or this morning depending on your time zone. The support was massive. There were tributes and farewells all over the internet.
After 32 years, Microsoft will no longer include Paint in its next update. People create one last time to pay homage to #MSPaint: ??️ pic.twitter.com/7xv3jg2cy5
— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 24, 2017
Children of the future will never know the joy of spending hours doing this on Microsoft Paint #MSpaint pic.twitter.com/IY6kDxPdc4
— Fiona (@McDoFi) July 24, 2017
If you are a frequent user then you love the application. Good news it’s going only to the Windows store so you need not worry. Confirmed by Microsoft with the doodle below in a blog post, hopefully designed with the app 🙂 . The app will be available for download from the Windows store and not preinstalled in the OS.
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.
Looking at Microsoft’s plan for Windows 10 operating system, termed Creators Update, it seems legit.
Let me Introduce you to Paint 3D
Our beloved app has evolved. First you need to know it still has every single feature you’ve used and comes with more features.
“the modern-era version of MS Paint, with new capabilities and functions that bring it up to 2017 standards” – Zac Bowden
What was your reaction when you heard it. What do you think retire old app and let in new? Share in the comments.
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