Microsoft isn’t planning to kill the classic Snipping Tool in Windows 10 anytime soon

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Screen snipping feature in Windows 10
Image Courtesy: Microsoft.com

Microsoft earlier this year introduced a new Screen Sketch app.
Screen Sketch is a completely new app that has been made from
scratch and it’s supposed to replace the previous screenshot
experience called Snipping Tool. Microsoft is now showing a
popup message (heads up) in the latest Insider build altering
users that the classic Snipping Tool could be retired soon.

Microsoft in a blog post writes that the classic Snipping Tool
isn’t going anywhere, at least for now. Microsoft is indeed
alerting the Snipping Tool users of an impending consolidation,
but the app won’t be killed with next Windows 10 update
(Redstone 5) or anytime soon.

Screen Sketch is a Microsoft Store app, and it’s yet another
way to clip certain areas of the screen. It’s getting better
with Windows 10 Redstone 5 update and it would soon become the
go-to-experience for all your snipping needs.

“We’re in the process of consolidating and modernizing our
snipping experiences in Windows. When you upgrade to today’s
build you’ll see a note about this in the Snipping Tool.
Currently, we are not planning to remove the Snipping Tool in
the next update to Windows 10 and the consolidation work
underway will be a feedback and data-driven decision,”
Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar said in release notes.

Screen Sketch app on Windows 10 can be activated by using the
same old keyboard shortcut WIN + Shift + S. Once you’ve taken a
screenshot of the screen with this app, a notification will
show up in Action Center and you can click on to make further
edits to the selection you made in the Screen Sketch app.



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