Friday Social: Twitter Fails to Attract New Users, Fans Help Save Paint and Love Island Sparks Twitter Frenzy

Friday Social: Twitter Fails to Attract New Users, Fans Help Save Paint and Love Island Sparks Twitter Frenzy

Outpouring of Love Helps Save Paint

After more than 30 years, graphics program Paint was finally laid to rest after it was included in a list of Windows 10 features that will be either removed or no longer developed.

The program launched in 1985, and everyone was gutted to see it go – so much so that the reaction of die-hard Paint fans from around the world actually helped save it from extinction.

In an update, Megan Saunders, Microsoft’s general manager of the 3D for Everyone initiative, said: “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.

“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. It’s been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app.”

Its successor – Paint 3D – will still be available as well. Phew!