Microsoft might keep Classic Paint in Windows 10

Posted 14 February 2019 16:00 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Where Microsoft previously announced it would remove the traditional version of Paint from Windows 10, there might be some good news for those that won’t like to see it go away. An Italian Twitter user noticed that Microsoft removed the notice stating Paint will be removed from the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview version.

Previously when Paint was started, it would show an alert stating, “This version of Paint will soon be replaced with Paint 3D. Classic Paint will then become available in the Store.”

Classic Paint is much easier to use than its successor Paint 3D and therefore still has a huge user base. It’s possible that Microsoft’s internal data shows that the number of Classic Paint is still so big, that it has reverted its decision.

It’s also very well possible that simply the alert has been removed, and that Microsoft will continue its plan to make Classic Paint only available as an app from the Microsoft Store.

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