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Scratch 3.0
Scratch 3.0 Program.png
Release Date January 2, 2019
Programming language HTML5 / JavaScript
« 2.0
The project page.
The Scratch 3.0 sound recorder.

Scratch 3.0 is the third and current major version of Scratch. It is a complete redesign and reimplementation of Scratch written in HTML5 and JavaScript.[1] It features a new, modern look and design. It is compatible with many mobile devices and does not require Flash. It was released on January 2, 2019.

New Features


Click on a block to learn more about it!

go to [front v] layer go [forward v] (1) layers (costume [number v]) (backdrop [number v]) change [pitch v] effect by (10)::sound set [pitch v] effect to (100)::sound clear sound effects set drag mode [draggable v] <() contains ()?::operators delete (1) of [list v] delete all of [list v] (item # of () in [list v])

For extension blocks, please go to the extension pages.


  • New Paint Editor and Sound Editor
  • Projects can now be created on tablets and played on both tablets and phones
  • Several extra options for the “touching ()?” boolean, including “any edge”, “mouse-position”, and “left edge”
  • Different fonts: Sans Serif (thin Helvetica), Serif (Times), Handwriting, Marker, Curly, Pixel, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
  • The vector paint editor is now the default editor
  • Internet Explorer, Opera, and other non-modern browsers are no longer supported
  • PicoBoard and LEGO WeDo 1.0 are no longer supported
  • Text to Speech


On January 9, 2019, the Scratch Team released new updates for Scratch 3.0, fixing many bugs Scratchers had reported.[2] They included projects getting stuck on the loading screen, and the love and favorites not showing up. This announcement was shown on the Front Page.

In early-mid January 2019, the front page banner was changed from "The new Scratch is here!" to "Create stories, games, and animations" and "Share with others around the world". Below the banner, there are two buttons: "Start Creating", leading to the project editor, and "Join", leading to a page to create a Scratch account. There was also a video demonstrating what you can create with Scratch.

On April 19, some more updates were rolled out.[3] It included the Go Direct Force and Acceleration Extension and bug fixes.

On August 1, updates to the sound editor were released.[4] It made improvements to the sound editor, including the option to select portions of the sound, copying and pasting, all kinds of sound effects like 'echo' and 'robot', and keyboard shortcuts to the editor.


When Scratch 3.0 was released, it got a lot of hate and criticism. It later died down and people began saying phrases like "Trust The ST!" and made studios supporting Scratch 3.0.


Some people were quitting Scratch because they thought Scratch looked too childish or they didn't like the changes to Scratch and bugs on Scratch 3.0.


See Also


  1. Development of Scratch 3.0
  2. topic:331439 "We want to thank you all for the great feedback you’ve been giving us about Scratch 3.0! We’ve been busy reading what you have to say about it and wanted to update you about some of the work we’re doing in response to this. We designed Scratch 3.0 to be easier to build on than Scratch 2.0 was, so while Scratch 2.0 didn’t change very much, you will see Scratch 3.0 grow over time with new features and extensions."
  3. topic:348127 "We wanted to give you an update on some of the things we’ve been working on since our last post."
  4. topic:365737 "One thing we heard a lot of feedback on has been the Scratch sound editor and today we are excited to share an updated version!"