Microsoft Paint fans around the world can breathe a sigh of relief as Microsoft has decided to give it a stay of execution at least the upcoming Windows 10 version 1903.
With the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update in July 2017, Microsoft announced that the classic Windows Paint application would be deprecated and eventually removed in later versions. As a replacement Microsoft promoted their Paint 3D app, but for those who wanted the Classic Paint, it would become available from the Microsoft Store.
"Product Alert" button, which when pressed stated that "Paint will soon be moving to the Microsoft Store. Don't worry; it will still be free to download once it moves there." Paint Product Alert ”
Over the past few months, the Product Alert button was missing from Windows 10 Insider builds for version 1903.
When queried about this on Twitter, Microsoft senior program manager Brandon LeBlanc stated that Paint will be included in version 1903 and Windows 10 for now.
Yes, MSPaint will be included in 1903. It will remain included in Windows 10 for now.
– Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) April 23, 2019
So what does this mean for all the Paint users? We have made beautiful art with paint, for the rest of us we can continue to use it on a computer for at least the foreseeable future.