Updates Microsoft will update Snipping Tool and Paint through the Microsoft Store

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Microsoft is making it possible to update even more of Windows 10's inbox apps updatable through the Microsoft Store, separating them from OS updates. This morning, it was reported that Paint - once supposed to be on its way out - was coming to the Microsoft Store, and with the release of Windows 10 build 21354 to Insiders in the Dev channel, the Snipping Tool is joining the fray.

Paint was initially going to be phased out in favor of Paint 3D, which was introduced back in 2017, but when Microsoft announced its demise, users weren't happy. The company quickly backtracked and not only kept Paint around, but also promised to put the app on the Microsoft Store. Almost four years later, it's finally happening, and it comes with a new icon for the app.

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