All Hell broke loose a couple of days ago when Microsoft included the iconic Paint App in the deprecation list of programs that would not make it to the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. Yes, Microsoft had decided to scrap the original MS Paint (not the newly launched Paint 3D) and this caused a nostalgic outburst among the Windows users.
Microsoft has responded and puts the issue to rest, the company has clearly stated that the 32-year old MS-Paint is here to stay. The only difference being that the MS-Paint will be moved to the Windows App Store and will be available for free.
“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.”-Microsoft
That being said the new Paint 3D on the Windows 10 Creators Update will be treated to timely updates and new 3D capabilities. However, it’s quite likely that the MS Paint app will not get updates since its status is listed as “not in active development and might be removed in future releases.” Microsoft Paint was being bundled with Windows since the last 32-years and it has been the go to tool for simple copy, paste and edit jobs. In fact, Microsoft says that even now nearly 100 million people use the MS-Paint app every month. On a related note, Microsoft is yet to announce a proper date for Fall Creators update which is most likely to happen this October.