MS Paint app to remain part of Windows 10

Microsoft confirmed its Paint app will continue to remain in Windows 10 despite several warnings the app would be removed from the OS.

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 14:29 IST
MS Paint isn’t dead.
MS Paint isn’t dead. (REUTERS)
MS Paint isn’t dead.
MS Paint isn’t dead. (REUTERS)

Good news for Windows 10 users as Microsoft is keeping the Paint app, for now at least. Microsoft earlier said it would remove MS Paint from Windows 10 but the company has reversed the decision.

In the latest Windows May 2019 Update (1903), Microsoft hasn't issued any warnings fro MS Paint app removal. The software maker had been warning Windows 10 users for months that Paint would eventually be removed, The Verge reported

"Yes, MS Paint will be included in 1903. It'll remain included in Windows 10 for now," Brandon LeBlanc, Senior Programme Manager, Windows Insider Programme Team at Microsoft, confirmed in a reply to a tweet.


Previously, the software-maker marked Paint as "deprecated", meaning it was not in active development and could be removed in future releases of Windows. The company had planned to remove it from Windows 10 and include it later as a free optional download from the Microsoft Store.

Most of the main MS Paint functions were to be integrated into the more modern Paint 3D app, as part of a broader push to entice creators to use Windows 10. It remains unclear if Microsoft still remains committed to Paint 3D or why there will continue to be two paint apps included with Windows 10 in the future, the report said.


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First Published Date: 24 Apr, 14:55 IST