Microsoft is finally putting MS Paint in the Microsoft Store — almost four years after trying to replace the app with Paint 3D. The change is part of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, which likewise makes its Snipping Tool updatable via the Microsoft Store.
Back in 2017, Microsoft introduced the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and declared it would no longer actively develop Microsoft Paint. All things being equal, the organization attempted to push a replacement called Paint 3D, which featured 3D image manipulation tools just as 2D picture editing. Obviously, Windows clients were not content with the decision.
Microsoft soon realized the error of its methodologies and declared it would add MS Paint to the Microsoft Store as a path for everybody to download it for free. It never really took MS Paint from Windows 10, however with the most up to date Windows 10 Insider Preview, it’s at long last making the adored application updatable via its store.
“MSPaint is now updatable via the Microsoft Store outside major OS updates,” Microsoft said in a blog post. “It also has a new icon and has been promoted out of the Windows Accessories folder to its own place in the Start menu.”
Concerning Paint 3D, that application will no longer be part of fresh Windows 10 installations. All things considered, the application, alongside 3D Viewer, will likewise live on in the Microsoft Store. Discussing which, Microsoft is likewise making a Snipping Tool, which has been joined with Snip and Sketch, updatable via Microsoft Store. That implies it’ll be updated outside major OS updates.
The changes are essential for the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21354, which includes new personalization options for news and interests on the taskbar, upgrades to display settings, and a several bug fixes and enhancements. You can see the full changelog for the release.