Microsoft new plan is to kill Snipping tool in next feature update of Windows 10 releasing in September this year. Users on Windows 10 Redstone 5 latest build are receiving a notification that ask users to try a new app called Screen Sketch which is a replacement for Snipping tool. Notification also says that Snipping tool will go away with Windows 10 next Feature update.

With the release of the latest build of Windows 10 Redstone 5, users are receiving a new notification that specifies the unavailability of Snipping tools in Windows 10 future builds. The notification suggests users try a new app called Screen Sketch, which is according to Microsoft is an improved version of the Snipping tool.

This notification is displayed when Users launch snipping tools on the latest build of Windows 10 Redstone 5. However, no specific date has been revealed by Microsoft specifying the date for discontinuing Snipping tools, but it seems that Microsoft wants users to start using Screen Sketch from right away. It looks Microsoft has the plan to terminate the Snipping tool slowly but not too soon.

According to Mr Drona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program: “We are not planning to remove the Snipping Tool in the next update to Windows 10, and the consolidation work underway will be feedback and data-driven decision,”

Windows 10 Redstone 5 is due for release in public in September this year which will be followed by another feature release in spring 2019. Microsoft has already killed several apps including Windows Media center, Groove Music for Android & iOS devices, and has discontinued support for Windows Media Player.

Snipping tool was first released on 7th November 2002, since then it has been improved during the last 15 years, but Microsoft is now planning to kill this application. Microsoft is already developing a better alternative to Snipping tools called Screen Sketch. Screen Sketch is currently available for Windows 10 Redstone 5 users.

More about Screen Sketch.

Its new app developed by Microsoft and is an alternative to Snipping tool which is currently available in Microsoft Store. Screen Sketch is capable of capturing screenshots with all tools offered by Snipping tool. However, Screen Sketch provides new & modern user Interface with some extra features.

Screen Sketch is currently available for Windows 10 Redstone 5 users and is now integrated into preview builds only. To know more about Screen Sketch app, head over to the link here.

Snipping tool was part of Windows Experience pack aimed at Windows XP Tablet PC edition in 2005 back then and was first introduced in Windows Vista as an integrated application for the operating system.

What do you think? Microsoft plan to kill Snipping tool in Windows seems compelling for you or you think Microsoft is becoming app killer because they are killing even those apps, which were the favourite of Windows Users? Share your opinion in the comment box below and let us know your view on Microsoft Take.

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