Is the Microsoft Paint era coming to end? Yesterday, there was a lot of buzz on social media as Microsoft said that it will remove Paint in its next update i.e. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. MS Paint was tagged as “Deprecated Feature” and this meant that it might not find a place in future updates.
There are many childhood memories attached to Paint and so, people found it difficult to digest the fact that Paint would be no more. It was said that “Paint 3D” would be replacing it.
Although the features are limited, Paint has remained our favorite and we just can’t get rid of it. Here’s how people reacted when they thought Microsoft is getting away with Paint; some came up with some brilliant creatives designed with the app and expressed how disappointed they were.
Shame MS Paint is going away. Such an amazing tool to promote your brand pic.twitter.com/5YYKjRSgBM
— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) July 24, 2017
No, they just can’t get rid!
This is saddening!
Childhood memories erased!
— FineJobs (@FineJobs1) July 25, 2017
Don't know why Microsoft discontinued MS Paint. 🙁
RIP MS Paint. You were the Photoshop for the 80's and 90's Kids . 🙂
— Harry ☺ (@srkaravind) July 25, 2017
Only 90s kid will remember!
Only '90s kids will remember
— Swapnil Suryawanshi (@swapnil_bs) July 25, 2017
Always my favorite!
RIP Microsoft Paint. Ms paint was always my favorite and a relief from boring programming 🙁 pic.twitter.com/etW75tW9nh
— Priyesh Das (@priyeshdas) July 25, 2017
Well, this was just an assumption and not the reality. Yes, Paint is not going anywhere and this was confirmed by Microsoft in its blog post and also on Twitter, after seeing the creativity and overwhelming response from people. The app is just being moved to the Windows app store and users can download it whenever and whenever they want.
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 25, 2017
In the blog post, Microsoft wrote,
“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. 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.”
Long live MS Paint; we just can’t stay without you.
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