Microsoft Paint isn’t going anywhere. It’s simply getting a new home.
Each one of you that has been upset with the news that Microsoft is doing away with Microsoft Paint, stop mourning! It turns out that Microsoft Paint isn’t going anywhere. In a blog post by Microsoft, the company has said that Microsoft Paint is simply going to be getting a new home.
On Monday, uproar was created on social media when news broke that Microsoft Paint was going to be moved to the “deprecated” list of features for Microsoft 10, in its fall update. This meant that Paint was no longer going to receive any kind of updates and that there was a possibility that it would be moved to the “removed” status in the future.
People were very upset when this news broke as Microsoft Paint has been part of Microsoft Windows since 32 years! It has been pre-installed on all Microsoft computers ever since Windows 1.0 was released, all the way back in 1985. The users of Microsoft Paint took to social media to express how upset and nostalgic they were feeling about this big change. The blog post, which has been written by Microsoft’s 3D for Everyone Initiative’s general manager, has put everyone’s fears to rest. Microsoft Paint is now going to live in the Windows Store and is no longer going to be pre-installed with every Microsoft Windows product. It will, however, be in the Store and can be downloaded for free by whoever wishes to do so. Megan Saunders, the general manager of the 3D for Everyone Initiative, has also said that “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.”
This is the first big change that has been brought about to Microsoft Paint after its successor was introduced last October. Paint 3D was introduced in the Creators Update of Windows 10 last year and the post has also encouraged existing users to try Paint 3D. It has been mentioned in the post that Paint 3D will continue receiving updates and that it also has all the features that has made Microsoft Paint so loved. The post says, “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.”
Each and every one of you can now calm down and get out of the memory lane. All that you need to do after the fall update is install Paint from the Windows Store for free. Nothing is going to stop you from wasting your time drawing meaningless circles and squares on Paint, while pretending to work at the same time. Hurrah!