Last week, a Microsoft support page detailing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update listed the popular computer graphics software MS Paint as "deprecated," meaning the software is no longer able to be updated, and it might be removed in a future update.
Even though the majority of us haven't used MS Paint since the mid '90s, news of its demise spread quickly and furiously — because nostalgia is alive and well.
Fans of the 32-year-old MS Paint began mourning its loss by posting RIP dedications on social media.
There was basically an internet revolt, and Microsoft listened. The company issued a statement confirming that MS Paint would live on as a free app through its Windows App Store.
"In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place." Microsoft said in a statement.
Microsoft says the app will be available soon, and until then, you can continue to voice your opinions, concerns, or gratitude via the Paint 3D app. Long live MS Paint!