No, Microsoft Paint isn't being "killed off" after 32 years

A scene from the movie'Jaws, recreated in MS Paint

While it will still be included with the update, it could be removed in the future. The overwhelming consensus was that Paint should stay, despite Microsoft's insistence that its new Paint 3D app is a better option.

A day after it was announced that after 32 years, Microsoft Corp. would be killing rudimentary picture editing software/beloved Windows staple Microsoft Paint, the company wants to assure horrified users it isn't actually dead. In future iterations of Windows, MS Paint will look archaic as it will no longer be given the attention others applications are going to get.

The Redmond tech giant gave the cold status of "deprecated" to MS Paint, which received some major wistful reporting yesterday.

Megan Saunders, Microsoft Executive, wrote in a blog: "Today, we've seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint".

Well good news? Those reports aren't true.

In October 2016, Microsoft launched Paint 3D, which was the biggest upgrade the program ever received and allowed users to share their work in a online community. The app will further be available for free with the Windows 10 Creator Update. It offers 3D authoring tools that let you build virtual scenes.

Such a move seems logical though given that Microsoft has already introduced the Paint 3D app early this year and is created to come across as a more modern replacement of the Paint. However, this old piece of software would definitely not be a part of Windows 10 and will find its place in the haunting corners of Windows Store.

This means that Paint will not be available by default on Windows and enterprise machines, but it will be available for download from the Windows store for free.

When Microsoft Paint will officially be removed from Windows has yet to be confirmed, while a precise date for the release of the Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update is equally up in the air.

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