Microsoft Paint is here to stay, Microsoft removes product alert

by Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
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Madalina has been a Windows fan ever since she got her hands on her first Windows XP computer. She is interested in all things technology, especially emerging technologies... read more
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Last year, Windows 10 users were shocked to learn that Microsoft was planning to get rid of the legacy Paint app to make room for Paint 3D. The decision might have been made to encourage people to use Paint 3D.

Today, we have a piece of good news for you. Microsoft is no longer planning to move Paint to the Windows Store. This means that the company won’t kill the app completely and you’ll be able access it directly on your Windows 10 computer.

Here’s the proof

Interestingly enough, the Redmond giant has removed the product alert for Paint in the latest Windows 10 Insider builds. This clearly indicates that Microsoft changed its plans and decided to keep Microsoft Paint around.

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As a quick reminder, previously there was a message that the app would soon be discontinued. However, Microsoft failed to meet its promise even after more than one and a half years. We are still able to access the Paint app even in the latest release of Windows 10.

In other words, the company may have changed its mind or decided to go with popular demand while listening to its users. So, Microsoft is not yet ready to move Paint to its Windows Store, as the message is no longer available in Windows 10 19H1 preview builds.

As both (Pain and Paint 3D) target two different groups of users so Microsoft might continue to keep both of them.

Paint is such an easy tool that is being used by millions of non-technical/beginner users who don’t know how to use advanced image editing programs. We can see that Paint 3D failed to attract users, unlike the iconic Paint application that was launched many years ago.

Microsoft is well aware of the fact that most of the people are still using the legacy Paint application and they are not yet ready to give up on it.

The situation is expected to be cleared after the Windows 10 19H1 OS is launched.


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