Paint is Going Nowhere, Confirms Microsoft Following Backlash

July 26, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Whether you use it lately or not, taking away something that had been your stepping stone always creates a backlash. Microsoft was at the receiving end of something similar recently when it was reported that it was axing the much beloved Paint from Windows with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

But thanks to some confirmation that users can now have a sigh of relief. At least, we have the word of confirmation that MS Paint will live on in the Windows even post the arrival of the big fall update. Earlier, the company has released a list of features that would get removed or deprecated with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Unfortunately, MS Paint was spotted under the deprecated list.

A recent blog now clarifies that they won’t be killing the app. Indeed, it will be there in the future updates contrary to what was believed. Besides, it’s also getting a new home through. Microsoft has explained that MS Paint will also be made available on the Windows Store as an optional download.

Alongside, the app will also continue to receive new feature updates. Besides, the basic app will also be integrated with the company’s Paint 3D app, which was introduced back in April with the Windows 10 Creators Update. The move is also a witty one from the company to promote the more recent 3D Paint app, which comes with more robust editing tools.

MS Paint has been Windows’ Companion ever since 1985, when it made its debut on Windows 1.0. At least, many of you could now put an end to your newly sprout hunt for a free alternate to MS Paint.

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