Microsoft’s old Paint program is saying goodbye

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Microsoft’s old Paint program is saying goodbye
Paint will be going away alongside Microsoft's Reader application, Reading list app, and Outlook Express

MANILA, Philippines – Following the arrival of Paint 3D for Windows 10 users, Microsoft said it was going to eliminate Microsoft Paint, its longstanding graphics editor application, from its roster of apps once the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update arrives. 

According to the Microsoft support page listing which Features will be “removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update,” Microsoft Paint appears to have been added as one of the deprecated features, as of July 21.

Paint will be going away alongside Microsoft’s Reader application, Reading list app, and Outlook Express.

The Guardian adds in its report that it’s been 32 years since the first iteration of Paint made its way to computers with the original being part of Windows 1.0. 

As for when the Fall Creator’s Update and the final goodbyes for Paint will happen, Microsoft has yet to announce the official date of release for the update as well as the feature deprecation. – Rappler.com

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.