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Microsoft Paint will not be discountinued

Microsoft Paint remains around, but is now available via Windows Store
Microsoft Paint remains around
Although it was rumored that Windows 10 users would no longer have access to the good old Paint app, since a whole new, 3D version, was introduced by the Creators Update, Microsoft has just confirmed that MS Paint will be available in the Windows Store.
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Microsoft Paint has been around for ages and it seems that some people are still in love with this ancient app. Although it recently arrived in a completely new shape - Paint 3D - the original is not going anywhere. To make things clear, Microsoft's Megan Saunders has recently dedicated an entire blog post to this little app and its title should say it all - "MS Paint is here to stay."

The blog post mentioned above was published two days ago and highlighted the fact that "after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans," but above anything else that "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."

Unfortunately, we cannot expect MS Paint to receive any new updates, but Microsoft might surprise us, after all. For now, the new star is Paint 3D, that will receive new features on a regular basis. Even more, those in love with MS Paint can enjoy most of its features in the new Paint 3D app.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5436 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-07-26 (Update: 2017-07-26)