Microsoft Says Paint Isn’t Going Away But You Already Knew That

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Brad Sams in Windows with 40 Comments

Yesterday, the Internet lost its mind after it was ‘uncovered’ that Microsoft would be removing Paint from the next update to Windows 10. Of course, for those who know the difference between the words deprecated and removed, you were already aware that Paint wasn’t going away or if you watched First Ring Daily yesterday, Paul and I both reiterated that Paint was not being removed too.

Microsoft, to clear up the confusion around the words ‘deprecated’ and ‘removed’, has officially said that Paint is not going away and in fact, will be arriving in the Windows Store in the near future.

In a blog post that the company clearly states “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.”

There really isn’t much else to say other than one journalist misinterpreted a technical Microsoft document and then dozens of sites parroted the statement without actually doing their research. For now, know that Paint isn’t going away and the 32-year-old application is here to stay.

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