Microsoft moving MS Paint into the Windows StoreBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 July 2017 | Categories: news
Earlier this week, news broke that Microsoft would be laying its MS paint app to rest in favour of the new 3D Paint for Windows 10. It turns out however, that the fate of the widely known Windows application has been greatly exaggerated.
In order to provide some clarity, Microsoft recently released a new statement about MS paint, noting that it would slowly be phased out for the Windows 10 Creators Update, and make its way to the Windows Store as a freely downloadable app.
"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," confirmed GM for 3D at Microsoft, Megan Saunders.
With MS Paint being the first experience of design on a computer for many users, kicking it to the curb would have been a shortsighted move in our books. This, especially as Windows 10 is not as ubiquitous an operating system in schools across the world, which is where a majority of users first start playing around with design and art software.
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