Microsoft Paint Is 'Here to Stay,' Despite What You May Have Heard - NBC Boston
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Microsoft Paint Is 'Here to Stay,' Despite What You May Have Heard

The application, which has been featured on every Windows release since 1985, was listed as "Deprecated" in the company’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Microsoft Paint Is 'Here to Stay,' Despite What You May Have Heard
    Microsoft
    Microsoft Paint, an image-editing app that can be used for virtual doodling, will be available in the Windows Store for free.

    Despite nostalgic articles and disappointed tweets mourning the end Microsoft Paint, the apparently beloved application is not going anywhere.

    The application, which has been featured on every Windows release since 1985, was listed as "Deprecated" in the company’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

    While Microsoft did not say specifically that MS Paint would be removed, the company defined features and functionalities that are "Deprecated" as those that "are not in active development and might be removed in future releases."

    Outcry from users and coverage by news organizations about the loss of the classic image-editing application prompted Microsoft to set the record straight.

    Paddington Bear Dances with the Duchess of Cambridge

    [NATL] Paddington Bear Dances with the Duchess of Cambridge

    Paddington Bear shared a dance with the Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, at a charity event the Royals were hosting at the famous Paddington Station, where the iconic children's book character got his name.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    "MS Paint is not going away. In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing and 2D creation are in Paint 3D - the new app for creativity, available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update," a Microsoft spokesperson said.

    "In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place."

    On Monday, a blog post shared by Windows Experiences acknowledged the "incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia" around the application.

    "MS Paint is here to stay."