Snip & Sketch App for Windows 10 gets a new icon

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Windows 10 Snipping tool replacement, Snip & Sketch has received a new icon with the latest update 10.2008.2270.0. While the new icon is available to users running Windows insider builds for a long time, Microsoft has finally pushed it to the general public with the latest version.

The Snipping Tool available in Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8 lets you take screenshots. With a future update, Microsoft is aiming to replace this on Windows 10 with a modernized version called Snip & Sketch. The app is available in Windows 10 since October 2018 update.

When compared with the Snipping tool, Snip & Sketch lets you crop, edit, and annotate a screenshot. If you have got a tablet running Windows 10, you can annotate the screenshot with a stylus. The app offers other annotation tools such as a pencil, pen, Highlighter, and a Ruler.

If you’re using the App for the first time, here is what you can do with it

  1. Capture screenshots or screen snips.
  2. Annotate screenshots, photos, and images with your pen, touch, or mouse and save or share it with others via other apps.
  3. Mark up images with ink.
Snip & Sketch old and new icons

Snip & Sketch App’s old and new icons

To see Snip & Sketch’s new icon on Windows 10 taskbar,

  1. Open Windows Store
  2. Search for Snip & Sketch, initiate the download
  3. The update will be downloaded and installed, launch the app after that to see the change.

The icon change makes no difference to the functioning of the app and it now resembles that of the Snipping tool icon.

Note: Snip & Sketch app requires you to be running Windows 10 version 1809 or higher. To open the app, click on start, type its name, and launch.

What’s your take on this change? Which app do you use to take screenshots? Let us know in the comments below.

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