The end of an era. Microsoft announced that it may be getting rid of its beloved Paint program, and people voiced their disappointment about the app’s demise on social media.


The company said on its website that Microsoft Paint is one of its features that will be “removed and deprecated” in the new Windows 10 update for PC computers that will be released this fall. The graphics editing program, which has been around for 32 years and was part of Windows 1.0 when it launched in 1985, was officially marked as “deprecated,” meaning that it is not in active development and may be completely removed in the future.

After the website had announced the removal, #RIPmicrosoftpaint became viral.