Paint background removal tool: Availability
The background removal feature will be available in Paint version 11.2306.30.0 and later. This version is available only for Windows Insiders and is expected to be rolled out for end users in the upcoming days.
How this tool will work
To use this tool, Windows 11 users need to paste or import content onto the Paint app’s canvas and click on the newly added remove background button in the toolbar to delete the background of the entire image. Users can also use the rectangle select to specify an area on which they want to remove the background.
Currently, Microsoft is testing this tool only with select Windows Insiders and has also requested feedback from the community. This will help the company to improve the tool further before it’s rolled out for end users.
Before rolling out this update, the company released another version of the same. Microsoft has confirmed that the earlier version of this update (version 11.2306.28.0) rolled out for the built-in app included a bug where a confidentiality banner was leaked. The company also noted that the latter update fixed this issue.