Don’t Panic, MS Paint Is Here To Stay


So you may have seen the news yesterday that Microsoft was reportedly getting rid of its infamous app ‘Paint’.

I for one was shocked and annoyed – I know it may sound stupid but it’s like when your mom or dad say they’re throwing out your old teddy’s etc – you NEVER use them anymore, but still, how can they be so heartless?!

The news seemed to have upset a lot of people….

Well now – despite probably not using it since Year 5 in school – you can jump for joy as Microsoft have revealed that the old-school app isn’t getting killed off after all!

In a blog post Microsoft said:

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.

Microsoft Paint has been around for 32 years – that’s older than me – and has been installed with every Windows version since 1985!

According to Microsoft, 100 million people still use the app every month – so the news has been widely celebrated!

Microsoft’s blog post continued:

Paint 3D – the new app for creativity, also available for free with the Windows 10 Creators Update, will continue to get new feature updates.

In addition to the new 3D capabilities, many of the MS Paint features people know and love like photo editing, line and curve tools, and 2D creation are in Paint 3D.

20th Century Fox / How I Met Your Mother

Looks like our childhood memories are staying firmly in place!