Are "Apps for Office" (Office Add-in) being deprecated as an approach now by Microsoft?

I know SharePoint apps have changed quite a bit to a REST Javascript Library in SEWP model now.

What is the current guidance on Apps for Office as we move to SharePoint 2016 and beyond?

thanks if you can help!

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Office Add-in is a latest technology to enhance functionality in office client applications. Unlike old COM and VSTO technologies which are being deprecated. You can find the current guidance on official Microsoft site https://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/overview/office-add-ins. Office Add-in is a correct technology to enhance office client applications with SharePoint 2016.

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