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Microsoft To Chop Off MS Paint In The New Update

Microsoft To Chop Off MS Paint In The New Update

The first part of this process is when a feature is "deprecated", which means the company stops trying to develop and maintain the code behind the program.

Last week, the tech firm placed Paint on a list of "deprecated" applications, meaning it was no longer "in active development and might be removed" from future versions of its flagship Windows 10 operating system.

Earlier, media reports said on Monday that Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that is expected soon will not feature the 1985-released MS Paint, a popular app among children that has seen several generations grow with it. Since then, it has been included in its every release until now. While not a dramatic change, it does make some areas of the store look cleaner, and helps further create a matching experience to what is seen on Windows 10 desktop.

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Microsoft this week announced that Insiders can now choose to "skip ahead" to testing the next version of Windows 10 after the Fall Creators Update. He has almost 700,000 followers on Facebook. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft's PC Paintbrush, it wasn't until Windows 98 that Paint could save in JPEG. The update also moves the search bar over and adds in an ellipses menu to access downloads, updates, settings, account, payment options, code redemption, and purchased apps.

"Today, we've seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint", Microsoft said in its blog post.

Microsoft is testing a new Windows Store update with some design tweaks with Windows Insiders. "It's been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app". At least, we have the word of confirmation that MS Paint will live on in the Windows even post the arrival of the big fall update. Where some people are mourning its impending death by uploading their artwork in Paint, others are condemning this step or trying to convince Microsoft otherwise.

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