When Microsoft announced its breakup with #Ms Paint, the Internet exploded with anguished outcry. The tremendous outpouring of love for the Windows program is undeniable and too distinct to go unnoticed. Now, the company has decided to save it by putting it on the #Windows Store.

A calming reassurance

Following the mostly negative feedback with responses of rage, sadness, and nostalgia, the tech giant reassured Windows users that the beloved computer graphics program is here to stay. A Windows 10 blog post from Microsoft executive Megan Saunders came out a couple of days after the announcement was made.In the post, she clarified that MS Paint will have a new home in the Windows Store and it will be available for free.

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Currently, upgrades are ongoing and in the process. Saunders further informed that Microsoft will have a new and improved creativity app named Paint 3D, which will hold some features from the MS Paint with additional three-dimensional capacities.

Paint 3D is reported to come with the Creators Update to Windows 10. Furthermore, photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are all likely to stick around.

Details and takeaways

According to the blog post, they have learned that even after 32 years, MS Paint still has a lot of fans. With this, they are amazed at the continuous love and trust for the app. While it is unclear whether the most recent announcement was in response to simply setting the record straight or alleviating the initial backlash received. In any case, saving MS Paint at least for the sake of keeping it is a good thing.

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However, some people think that even though it will be part of the Windows Store, it will still not be the same as maintaining it as a core part of Windows.

With MS Paint being part of Paint 3D app, it means it can no longer be installed by default with Windows whether at work or any enterprise machine. Reason being an app will most likely not be allowed by system administrators, which makes its accessibility in restricted domains hard to access. Basically, it is no longer a standard for Windows users at work. Fortunately, it does not pose the same problem for home users who can download and use it for free.

Despite the panic ensued by the "deprecation" of #Microsoft Paint, the dedication of its followers and the support it garnered just goes to show that it is not ready to retire just yet. Thanks to Microsoft, the Internet can now celebrate.