Microsoft plans to replace Snipping Tool with Screen Sketch app

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Microsoft is planning to replace the Snipping Tool with a new Screen Sketch app. Microsoft disclosed this in the latest Fast Ring Windows Insider build. The new update now shows a notification that Snipping Tool will be removed soon.

Microsoft first added Snipping tool to its Tablet PC back in 2002 and was later added as a part of Windows Vista. Now it looks like Microsoft is finally moving on from Snipping Tool. It will be replaced by Screen Sketch app which was recently announced by Microsoft. Screen Sketch app does almost the same thing as a Snipping Tool but is better and has a better UI. Microsoft has also added made some changes to the app to make sure it works better.


  • Create new screen snip or open image file.
  • Mark up images with pen, pencil, or highlighter.
  • The drawing canvas supports zooming and inking in the margins.
  • Save, copy to clipboard, or share your creation.
  • Quickly capture screen snips or screenshots
  • Mark up images with ink
  • Easily share your annotated content

Screen Sketch app is currently available in Microsoft Store but it requires RS5 to run so if you’re not a Windows Insider then you can’t try the app right now. However, if you’re running RS5 then head to the Microsoft Store to download and try the app.

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