3 Things To Know About Scratch 3.0

A new version of Scratch is coming this August!

By the MIT Scratch Team

Every day, we’re amazed and delighted by the incredible diversity of games, stories, and animations that children create and share with Scratch. This August, we’ll be launching a new generation of Scratch, called Scratch 3.0, that aims to expand how kids can create and share, and how educators can support student learning with Scratch. This new version will include new images, new support materials, and new programming capabilities — and it runs on a wider variety of devices (including tablets).

A preview of the new Scratch 3.0 editor

As we prepare for the launch of Scratch 3.0, we want to help you prepare too. So we put together a quick overview of three things to know about Scratch 3.0.

1. Scratch 3.0 will have more ways to create and share

  • Create, share, and remix projects on tablets (in addition to laptops and desktops, of course)
  • Choose from dozens of new characters, backdrops, and sounds
  • New paint and sound editors make it easier to remix and manipulate characters, music, and sounds
  • With the new extension system, children can program physical devices (like micro:bit) and web services (like Google Translate)
Google Translate extension — one of many new extensions coming in Scratch 3.0

2. Scratch 3.0 will have new support for getting started

Change Size — One of many new how-to videos for creating with Scratch

3. Scratch 3.0 is still the Scratch you know and love

  • All existing projects and accounts will continue to work in Scratch 3.0
  • All existing programming blocks will still be there (and we’re adding some new ones!)
  • Scratch 3.0 will be translated and available in many different languages
  • The offline versions of Scratch 1.4 and Scratch 2.0 will still be available
  • Scratch will continue to be free for all!

For more details on what’s coming in Scratch 3.0, check out our 
Scratch 3.0 FAQ

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