Microsoft’s MS Paint to become a free Windows Store app

Brad Stephenson

MS Paint

A lot of fuss has been made online today about the apparent death of the long-running MS Paint app so Microsoft has published an official statement on their Windows 10 blog hoping to clarify the situation. Turns out that MS Paint is simply being moved to the Windows Store and will be free for everyone to enjoy.

“Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint. If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans,” the blog post reads. “It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app. Amidst today’s commentary around MS Paint we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news: 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.” No date has been set for the app’s arrival in the Windows Store.

Microsoft also reminds users that 3D Paint, the replacement for MS Paint which is essentially the same program with a host of new features and added functionality for creating and editing 3D artwork, is also free and available on all Windows 10 PCs with the Creators Update installed.

Do you use 3D Paint or do you prefer the classic MS Paint? Let us know in the comments below.