Microsoft will remove WordPad in future Windows updates: all the details

Microsoft will discontinue WordPad in a future Windows update, that is, Windows 12. The company has announced that it will remove the feature from its latest list of deprecated features. It says the software is no longer receiving updates. WordPad is text editing software that is mainly used to edit text documents with basic formatting. It was introduced in 1995. The application saves documents in .rtf format. Meanwhile, the tech giant recently rolled out support for Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise for Google Chrome users.

According to Microsoft’s deprecated feature list updated on September 1, 2023, WordPad will no longer receive an update as the company plans to discontinue it in a future Windows update, i.e. Windows 12. The tech giant recommends users to use Microsoft Word for text documents with .doc and .rtf format and Windows Notepad for plain text documents. WordPad saves documents in .rtf format. The text editing software was introduced in 1995 and has been available since Windows 95.

WordPad can read and edit RTF format documents, but does not support advanced editing such as adding tables, text colors, text background colors, numbered lists, and URL links. It can be used for quick notes.

Meanwhile, Microsoft rolled out support for Bing Chat on Chrome for desktop computers, allowing users to access AI-powered Bing Chat on Windows, macOS, and Linux as long as they have the Chrome browser installed. The expansion makes the feature available to more users as Chrome is said to be the most popular web browser, commanding a market share of over 60 percent.

In addition, the company has extended Bing Chat Enterprise support to Edge for smartphones and on the desktop version of Google Chrome. Users with Bing Chat Enterprise enabled can now open Microsoft Edge on their phone and sign in with their work account to access the feature.

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