Microsoft deprecate Paint in the new update, not remove it

Microsoft said they will deprecate Paint in the new update, not remove it.

Did you know there’s a difference?


  • Removal of a feature means that it’s completely gone with no official method to restore it.
  • Download an alternative or use some kind of trick to get it working again.
  • Microsoft (and other companies) removes features when they’re no longer needed.


  • On the other hand, deprecation means that the manufacturer discourages a feature’s use but leaves it available.
  • Deprecation occurs when a feature is unsafe or gets replaced with a superior alternative.
  • You can still use them even though they’re not under active development.

But deprecated features often come with a warning recommending other solutions.

This is where Microsoft Paint was gone, with Paint 3D as its successor.

Good-bye then…

No Conspiracy Here