Microsoft confirmed that MS Paint will still be a part of Windows 10 version 1903. It appears that Paint is here to stay.
Microsoft is determined to kill its legacy products. The company is very transparent about these intentions.
As a quick reminder, the big M already announced it would end support for Windows 7 in 2020. Microsoft also wanted to get rid of Microsoft Paint but it was not as easy as the company thought.
This decision sparked strong response from Windows users and eventually forced Microsoft to rethink its decision.
Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Program Manager of the Windows Insider Program confirmed the news on Twitter. He said that Windows 10 v1903 (also known as Windows 10 May 2019 Update) would indeed include Microsoft Paint.
As a quick reminder, Slow and Release Preview rings Insiders can already test the new OS version.
Yes, MSPaint will be included in 1903. It'll remain included in Windows 10 for now.
— Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) April 23, 2019
LeBlanc didn’t share the reason behind this decision. However, Microsoft already acknowledged the huge fan following that MS Paint still has 32 years after its official launch.
Last year, Microsoft announced it would remove Paint from the Microsoft Store. MS Paint has not got any new feature updates since then and most of its features were moved to the 3D modelling application Paint 3D.
Microsoft started informing users about the possibility of removing Paint via an alert within the app itself. Paint users used to see the “Product alert” button at the top right.
The reason behind this decision was that the company wanted users to switch to Paint 3D.
However, there is no guarantee from Microsoft whether Paint will be available on Windows 10 20H1 or not. We cannot deny its popularity as many users still use MS Paint for drawing simple sketches and touching up photos.
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