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Microsoft is updating one of Windows 10's oldest apps - but you won't like the change

Posted On: 21 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: TechRadar

Microsoft is updating one of Windows 10's oldest apps - but you won't like the change

Wordpad has been a staple of Windows since Windows 95, so it's one of the last apps we'd think Microsoft would update, but it looks like the company is doing just that - but rather than adding snazzy new features, it appears it will just be adding ads. Part of Wordpad's appeal is its simplicity - it's a simple word processing app that allows you to quickly and easily create text documents. The fact that it does the job without fuss is part of the reason why the app has remained largely unaltered over all these years - but that now looks set to change.
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According to Windows researcher Rafael Rivera, Microsoft is planning on adding adverts to Wordpad that encourage users to use Microsoft's Office web apps instead.
The adverts appear below the toolbar, suggesting users “Try Word online for free”. Other ads mention Word, Excel and...

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