Update: Microsoft have released a statement following an influx messages confessing love and support for the beloved MS Paint app. It’s not going away.
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.
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It’s a sad day for those born in the 80s and 90s. Microsoft has placed the beloved app Paint in their “features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.”
This means with the forthcoming update to Windows, Paint could be removed. It’s currently in the “deprecated” category which means it’s “not in active development and might be removed in future releases,” according to The Register.
Everyone remembers being in computer class or the library and cracking open MS Paint and going to town. Those were the best kind of days.
Although the app doesn’t have much use nowadays with other ones taking its place that are much better, it is a little punch to the nostalgia gut to see its fall from grace.
The expected release date for the Windows 10 Fall Creators update is October 2017, so there are only a couple months left to get your Paint on. Maybe dust off the old PC your grandparents have kicking around and give it a proper send off. If anything, it deserves a dignified death.
Memorials will be taking place in PC graveyards and elementary school libraries across the nation.