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How to Save and Share Project on Scratch?

Save and share a project on Scratch: With 15 million new users registered in 2020, Scratch is a very popular coding platform with most users between the ages of 8 and 16 years old. Scratch’s popularity is mainly because of its use of a block-based coding language, its colourful user interface, and the simpler simpler syntax that allows its users to learn and explore Scratch in a fun and interactive way.

Using Scratch, children will be able to create many things, ranging from games, stories, animations, music, videos and much more. These scratch projects can be shared with others, and one can also embed them on their website. To do so, one will have to save their scratch project. This page contains detailed instructions for saving and sharing your Scratch project. Scroll down to find out more.

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How To Save a Project on Scratch?

Your Scratch project, which may be an interactive story, game, animation, or artwork, can be created on Scratch by adding code that tells the sprite what needs to be done. When commands are put together strategically, it makes the sprite do as the commands say. Once your project has been created using commands, you can save and share your projects among your peers on different platforms.

Saving the projects on Scratch is easy and pretty straightforward, much like the language itself. Follow the below steps to save a project on Scratch:

  • Step 1: First, head to the top left corner of the Scratch Desktop and pull down the dialog box “File”. Here, I would like to stress how simple it is to navigate the functions of the Scratch Desktop.
  • Step 2: After clicking on “File,” the drop down box shows us the option to save as “Save to your computer”. Click on it.
  • Step 3: Clicking on “Save to your computer” directly takes us from the Scratch Desktop to the file explorer on our computer, where we can save the project like we would save any normal file. However, one must remember that the required file extension for saving a Scratch project of any kind on the computer is “.sb”. Failing to use this extension may result in your project not being saved successfully.

How to Share Your Scratch Project?

Having saved your Scratch project, you may wish to share it with your friends and others. This language and its desktop allow you to do that as well. Follow the below steps to share your Scratch projects:

  • Step 1: To share a project, first go to the icon on the Scratch Desktop. Click on the drop down arrow, found on the icon, to access all the projects you have created on the Scratch Desktop under the option “My Stuff“.
  • Step 2: Once you have clicked “My Stuff,” you will be redirected to a page that has a list of all your saved projects. To share a certain project, go to that project’s page and click on “See Inside“. This action opens up a certain project.
  • Step 3: On the Scratch Desktop, the option “Share” will be visible in bright orange, right next to your project title. Clicking on this option will bring you to another window where you can share your projects. You can tweak the instructions, notes, credits, and title to customize them. You can also share your project on Scratch or copy the project link and paste it on whatever platform you want to share it on.
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Sharing Scratch Project

About Scratch Programming Language

In comparison to the other interpreted languages on the market today, such as Python, Java, Smalltalk, or ICL, Scratch is relatively new and has the world’s largest coding community for children. Having been born in 2007, Scratch is much more current, and it better understands its target audience, which happens to be 8–16 years old. This language is block-based, as opposed to Java, Python, and others, which are all text-based programming languages. As you may be aware, coding using block-based languages is less complex as it uses simpler syntax and allows its users to write cleaner code much faster.

Due to its strong expressive nature, such codes can be mixed with text-based codes that are written in other languages, such as the ones mentioned above. Being versatile, consistent, and usable, Scratch has certain benefits over other languages, one of which happens to be the Scratch team that closely monitors the happenings of the website by editing and banning sensitive content. The website opens to a very lively page, and a quick skim of the same shows how current and eye-catching the contents of the page are. The very webpage of Scratch talks about how it is a platform to “create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.”

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FAQs on How To Save and Share Scratch Project?

How save and share a project on Scratch 3.0?
Simply click on the “file” icon on the top left corner of the Scratch editor. Select the “save to your computer” option from the drop-down menu. This will save your file to your computer. To share your projects, got to “my stuff” on Scratch, select the project you want to share and then click on the “Share” option. Read the above guide for detailed information.

How to save and share a project on Scratch programming?
Simply click on the “file” icon on the top left corner of the Scratch editor. Select the “save to your computer” option from the drop-down menu. This will save your file to your computer. To share your projects, got to “my stuff” on Scratch, select the project you want to share and then click on the “Share” option. Read the above guide for detailed information.

How to save Scratch project to Google drive?
Simple, go to your Google drive and click on the “new” option to upload a file. Click on “file upload” to upload the Scratch project file saved in your computer.

How to share a Scratch project?
To share your projects, got to “my stuff” on Scratch, select the project you want to share and then click on the “Share” option.

Scratch is a simple language to navigate. It has an easy to use desktop with very clear and direct instructions for actions like saving and sharing. Compared to an interpreted language like Python, Scratch is a lot easier and definitely an option for children who wish to dip their toes into coding and such computer languages. In today’s world where computer technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, such easy-to-use and accessible languages are extremely helpful and a good starting point for children to introduce themselves to interpreted languages.

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