microsoft WordPad is a basic document editor that's been around since 1995. It comes with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows, starting from Windows 95. WordPad is mainly used for editing text documents with basic formatting. After all these years of constant updates and features from Microsoft, recent reports suggest that WordPad will be discontinued. Let's go ahead and check the post.
A recent post on X (formally Twitter) by Xeno indicates that the WordPad will no longer receive any updates from Microsoft and will be removed in a future release of Windows. The post shares a link that takes you to the official Microsoft Website, where the details are mentioned. It is yet to be confirmed when the future windows will be released. However, Leaks suggests that Windows 12 will most likely be released in late 2024.
The post also confirms that the company recommends using Microsoft Word for rich text documents like .doc and .rtf types or Notepad for plain text documents like .txt. It is worth mentioning that Windows 12 is currently being developed and is expected to bring significant platform upgrades. This will give us plenty of time to switch and get used to different text editors, such as MS Word (Microsoft Word).
In related news, the possible Windows 12 hardware requirements have surfaced online. Those who wish to know about this can check out our Windows 12 Hardware requirement story here.