Hi folks! It’s here! We are excited to let you know that Scratch 3.0 has launched!
As of today, Scratch 3.0 has officially become part of the Scratch Online Community (scratch.mit.edu). With the introduction of Scratch 3.0 comes lots of exciting new features. There are dozens of new sprites, backgrounds, and sounds for you to play with. The brand new extension library lets you add new sets of blocks that connect to hardware and software services and do even more with Scratch.
We encourage you to check out the new editor and play around with some of the new features. You can do so here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/. What will you create?
Things to Try:
+ Check out the sprite library
+ Add an extension
+ Record and edit a sound
+ Create a project for the Design Studio
To learn more about Scratch 3.0, check out the FAQ page and answers to some commonly asked questions below.
Scratch (3.0) On!
ceebee, on behalf of the Scratch Team
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Commonly Asked QuestionsWhat is Scratch 3.0?Scratch 3.0 is the next generation of Scratch – designed to expand how, what, and where you can create with Scratch. It includes dozens of new sprites, a totally new sound editor, and many new programming blocks. And with Scratch 3.0, you are able to create and play projects on your tablet, in addition to your laptop or desk computer.
When will Scratch 3.0 launch?Today! January 2, 2019.
Where are all my old projects?Your projects are still in all of the places they were previously. You can see all of your projects at https://scratch.mit.edu/mystuff/
What are Scratch 3.0 extensions?In the Scratch 3.0 programming editor, you can add collections of extra blocks called “extensions.” For example, there will be extensions that enable you to program physical devices (such as micro:bit and LEGO robotics kits) and to translate text within your Scratch projects. We will continue to add new extensions over time, so what you can do with Scratch will continue to grow over time.
Where are the pen blocks? And the play-note blocks?These blocks are now contained in Scratch extensions. To add them, click on the extensions button in the bottom left corner of the screen, and then select the extension that you want.
If I find a bug in Scratch 3.0, where should I report it?When you find bugs, please share them in this forum post: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/3/
If I have suggestions for Scratch 3.0, where I can share them?Please share your suggestions in this forum post: https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/1/
Is Scratch 3.0 available in multiple languages?Yes! Scratch 3.0 is available in many languages, but many more are still being translated by our community of volunteer translators.
Why has the stage moved to the right side of the editor?As we tested different prototypes of Scratch 3.0, people found the interface more intuitive and understandable with the blocks palette on the left and the stage on the right (with the scripting area in the middle). Fun fact: This setup is similar to the arrangement of Scratch 1.0, the original version of Scratch.
Where is Scratch 2.0 and can I still use it?You can still download the Scratch 2.0 and 1.4 offline editors here: https://scratch.mit.edu/download
Where can I learn more about Scratch 3.0?We’ve shared a much more detailed FAQ about Scratch 3.0 here: https://scratch.mit.edu/info/faq#scratch3