Microsoft has confirmed on Tuesday that it will continue to offer its graphic program paint. Earlier in the week, it was announced that Paint as a feature that would be either removed or no longer developed in new windows 10 update.
Paint, renowned for its simplicity, has been part of the Windows operating system since its launch in 1985. Microsoft suggested it would not remain on Windows 10 by default but did confirm it would be available for free on the Windows Store. Its successor, Paint 3D, will be part of the Windows 10 package.
“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,” Megan Saunders, a general manager at Microsoft.
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, said Microsoft.
Today Microsoft announced, “ 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.”
Paint 3D, a new version of the classic software is also likely to stay in the new windows 10 update.
Here are some of the tweets from fans of MS paint:
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 25, 2017
— omar jaber (@hackerdude1010) July 25, 2017