Get ready to say goodbye to one of your childhood companion. Microsoft has announced their next Windows 10 creators update named ‘Autumn’ (or ‘Fall’ in the US). This update will not feature MS Paint, a long running Windows app.
According to the official blog of Microsoft, the paint app will “not be in active development and might be removed in future releases”. The paint app is being considered as a ‘’deprecated feature,” as noted by The Guardian.
Microsoft has been building up to it for a while. Back in April, they released the Paint 3d with creators update. This app features 3D image making tools as well as some basic 2D image editing. But it was not a replacement for Paint and didn’t work like anything close.
But after this removing MS Paint announcement Windows were flooded with fans request to not to discontinue the app. So, they heard the fans.
Megan Saunders, general manager of 3D at Microsoft said, “Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint”; she also assured, “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.”
The flooding of nostalgia is understandable as it has been a part of the Windows for a really long time. Microsoft understands that. So, they are not removing it altogether. But rather pushing towards a better alternative like they did with Internet Explorer.
So, take a breath and relax for now. You’ll be able to make some more masterpieces (!) on Paint for a bit much longer.