Microsoft Paint has been around for many Windows versions that the company has released over the years. It feels like it is needed to be complete. And lately the company had been planning to remove the popular app from Windows 10 which isn’t something that its fans appreciate. And so, Microsoft has now decided against it and will not be removing the Paint app from Windows 10 after all.
Microsoft had been saying for a few months that it’s going to remove the Paint app from Windows 10 pretty soon, but now those warnings are nowhere to be found in the latest May 2019 Update (1903). This will be sweet news to paint fans.
Brandon LeBlanc, a senior program manager for Windows, confirmed that Microsoft Paint is included in the 1903 release and that it will “remain included in Windows 10 for now.”
We don’t know why Microsoft has reversed course on its earlier decision to remove the Paint app from Windows 10. At least we know that the app won’t be removed in the near future. Paint had previously been marked as “deprecated” by Microsoft which means that there’s no active development for the app and that it may be removed from future releases of the OS. It planned on offering it as a free optional download from the Microsoft Store instead. Now fans get their way.
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