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Microsoft Paint is Dead… Or is it?

Steve Porter / July 25, 2017

It’s been a whirlwind over the last 24 hours, but who would have thought the cause of it to be because of news that Microsoft Paint would be coming to an end?


On July 24th, 2017, the company noted that the iconic editing app will no longer be in “active development” and that the program may be removed from the OS entirely. If you grew up with Windows operating systems growing up, you know what it is. It was introduced back in 1985 and has been included in every Windows version ever since.


When news of this broke out, many used the program to post RIP message on twitter.



There’s some talent out there! Now while MSPaint.exe is being “deprecated,” it’s not going to die. In fact, Microsoft’s general manager of 3D, Megan Saunders, has said that “MS Paint is here to stay.” It just won’t be on your desktop. Instead, you’ll be able to find the program in the Windows Store – and it will be free.



The change is seen as a move be Microsoft to push users to the new Paint 3D app, an addition that will be coming to the Creators Update to Windows 10.


What do you think? Time to make crappy art on Paint 3D from now on?