Earlier yesterday news broke out citing that Microsoft is killing its Paint program for Windows and in the upcoming update for Windows 10 the program will be no longer available. But now, the company has rubbished the reports and said that it’s not killing the Paint app rather making it available for free download from the Windows Store.
It’s true that Microsoft was considering ‘deprecating’ the Paint app after 32 years however the decision was widely criticized by users around the world while some shared their sadness and nostalgia about the decision.
“To set the record straight,” Microsoft said that the company is replacing the 32 years old Paint app with a new app called Paint 3D (new version of old Paint app) which will carry additional features for users. The old Paint app meanwhile will be available on Windows App Store for anyone to download it for free. This means if users are not fond of Paint 3D they can download the old Paint app from the app store for free.
According to a blog post from Microsoft “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.”
The blog post also encourages Windows users to give Paint 3D a try which will be loaded with tons of new features available free with the Windows 10 Creators Update.
“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,” Microsoft said.
Therefore, Windows users have nothing to worry about. If you don’t like Paint 3D, there’s always an option to download the old app for free.