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Windows 11 to give MS Paint a dark mode, new UI and more

Don't expect many big changes to the longtime Windows program.

Get ready for MS Paint dark mode

Get ready for MS Paint dark mode.


Windows 11 is currently in a public beta, with a release scheduled for sometime this holiday season. Along with some big design changes, integration with Android apps and adding widgets, it's also going to revamp some of the Windows staples, including Microsoft Paint. 

Paint, the painting and drawing program that's been included in all versions of Windows, will get a redesign, according to a tweet from Panos Panay, chief product officer at Microsoft. Not much is shown in the short video, but it does reveal a new dark mode, some other UI changes and a few design differences in the Windows 11 version. Panay says the app will be available soon for Windows Insiders. 

Windows 11 will be a free update for Windows 10 owners, as long as the computer meets the minimum requirements. Those who still don't have Windows 10 can see if they can get the upgrade for free