Here is another update about SharePoint designer 2016, There will be no SharePoint designer 2016 in the next release of SharePoint 2016. But there is no clear answer whether there will be an alternative tool will come in place of the designer.
SharePoint designer is really a useful free tool to do the customizations, workflow development and branding of SharePoint Applications. Till SharePoint 2013, you will be able to open corresponding versions of site in the same versions of designer. Like in 2007 in 2007 designer, 2010 sites can be opened in designer 2010 and 2013 sites can be opened in SharePoint designer 2013.
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– SharePoint Server 2016 Hardware and Software Requirements
But now you should be able to use SharePoint designer 2013 to open SharePoint 2016 sites as well as SharePoint Online site.
One thing still is not clear is whether a new tool will come or Microsoft will allow everything to do in the browser itself.
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