Microsoft has announced that it will no longer be updating WordPad and will instead recommend that users switch to Word.
Do you remember your initial experiences using Microsoft Wordpad as a tool for creating and editing HTML code, GTA cheat codes, and even log files? Well, you won’t be able to accomplish all that because Wordpad will be removed from all future versions of Windows by Microsoft.
Microsoft announced the discontinuation of Wordpad in a support note: “WordPad is no longer being updated and will be removed in a future release of Windows.”
Wordpad has not received an update in years, while other popular Microsoft products continued to receive frequent upgrades, leaving it with an out-of-date, unusable UI that didn’t even take into account current design trends.
Microsoft’s decision to discontinue support for Wordpad and instead refer users to Microsoft Word demonstrates the company’s commitment to streamlining operations by centralizing on a single text editor, but the timing of the announcement seems curious.
What gives? That’s because Microsoft introduced a new ‘autosave’ option for notepad just days before making the shutdown news.
Wordpad made its debut in Windows 95 and has since undergone minor design updates in Windows 7 and 8.