MSPaint and Snipping Tool is now updated via the Microsoft Store
In recent years, Microsoft has tried to clean up many traditional programs such as WordPad, MSPaint, Paint 3D, and Snipping Tool, because Microsoft has developed corresponding new versions for users to use.
Previously, Microsoft quietly deleted tools such as WordPad, Drawing, and Screenshot through cumulative updates. After being discovered by users, Microsoft said that it would not stop supporting these apps, only by downgrading them as optional apps.
The so-called downgrade refers to the fact that the system is no longer pre-installed and becomes an optional feature. Users who need it can add it to the optional features of the Windows 10 settings.
In the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21354 version, Microsoft said that based on user needs, the company has migrated the MSPaint and Snipping Tool program to the Microsoft Store to provide updates.
Among them, MSPaint is still used as an independent application and a new version is obtained through Microsoft Store, and Snipping Tool is merged into the Snip and Sketch application to provide a new version update.
NOTE: Because we’re combining both Snip & Sketch and Snipping Tool, Insiders who previously did not have Snip & Sketch installed will see Snipping Tool removed after updating to this build and will have to go and install Snip & Sketch from the Store to get it back.