Microsoft Paint lives on after burst of support
Microsoft has confirmed that it will not kill the Paint app in the upcoming Windows 10 update
Microsoft's graphics program Paint is set to live on, after a recent support article cited the creative program as ‘deprecated'.
A recent Microsoft support article stated the company was considering removing the app and stopping active development in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is set to be released later in the year.
Since the announcement, Paint fans took to social media to share their support for the artistic program, which first 32 years ago.
Microsoft has now updated the initial blog article to confirm that Paint will not be removed and instead will be available for free in the Windows Store.
Megan Saunders, a general manager at Microsoft, said: "Today, we've seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there's anything we learned, it's that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans. It's been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app.
"Amidst today's commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news: 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."
Paint's current functionality will soon be combined with Paint 3D, an enhanced version allowing users to be more creative.
MSPaint was first launched in 1985 with Windows 1.0.