Microsoft is assuring fans of its MS Paint program, that the app isn’t dead. It’s just not going to be automatically included in the next version of Windows 10.


But never, fear! It will only be a click away, in the Windows store and will remain absolutely free.

Here’s what the company had to say in a statement:

“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.

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.

So, thanks for all the MS Paint love, keep the feedback coming via the Paint 3D app, and keep creating!”


They still won’t be actively developing new features or upgrades for MS Paint, which means at some point it may not work with future versions of Windows 10. But for now, there’s nothing to worry about.

I’m currently working on a review of Paint 3D and a new guide that will cover all of the changes in the upcoming Creators Update.