Microsoft has announced that they are not killing MS Paint, instead the app will be available on Windows store.
Last week, it was announced that MS paint will not be a feature with Windows 10. People couldn’t believe that MS Paint, a part of every child’s childhood, will be dead. However, Microsoft has now pacified the situation.
The company was delighted to announce that MS Paint will now be available on Windows Store for Windows 10 from where it can be downloaded for free. Both, 2D and 3D, versions of Paint will be available. A user will be asked to download the app for free from the Windows Store as it will no longer be an operating system default.
Megan Saunders, a general manager at Microsoft, commented,
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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. Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news: 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.
Paint was introduced in the first version of Windows called Windows 1.0 in November 1985. It supported 1-bit monochrome graphics and JPEG format was introduced in Windows 98. Paint was originally a licensed version of PC Paintbrush, made by ZSoft Corporation.