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This article is about the editor on the Scratch Website. For the layout of the editor, see User Interface.
This article or section documents the current version of Scratch (version 3.0). For this article in Scratch 2.0, see Online Editor (2.0).
The layout of the Online Editor.

The online editor is the area where users can edit projects on the Scratch Website. It was first added in the release of Scratch 2.0 and was updated for Scratch 3.0.

The online editor is programmed in JavaScript. It can be found here.


In Scratch 1.x, users had to download the Offline Editor to edit projects, and the online editor did not exist yet. When Scratch 2.0 was released, the online editor was added, which allowed users to edit their projects online. However, users can still edit projects using the Offline Editor.

On August 1, 2018, a beta version of Scratch 3.0 was released at[1] Scratchers could provide feedback on the beta editor. On January 2, 2019, the final version of Scratch 3.0 was released and the online editor was updated.

Differences from the Offline Editor

The online editor has several differences from the Offline Editor:

  • There are links in the right of the header
  • The backpack is included
  • Projects automatically save
  • Projects are stored on the Scratch servers instead of one's computer
  • Projects can be easily shared
  • Users who have a Scratcher status can use Cloud Data


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