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· 3 min read

ScratchTools previously used cloud variables to automatically verify users with the ScratchTools servers. However, ScratchTools has recently switched to Scratch Auth, instead.

Why the change?

This change has come primarily because Scratch's cloud data servers are broken. You may notice this whenever you try to view cloud variable history for projects. This means that ScratchTools is unable to see which users are verifying, and therefore can't verify that a user is actually who they say they are.

Without the ability to verify, we couldn't protect ScratchTools. Verification made sure that users could only set their own display names and emoji statuses, or fill out feedback in the extension under their own username. It also affected many other parts of ScratchTools. Due to this, we had to disable multiple features, the in-extension feedback system, and the support center chat.

In addition to this, the Scratch Team does not show any interest in fixing the issue. It has been reported numerous times on the Scratch website community, as well as the forums. While there have been responses to the reports, nothing has been fixed. The issue has existed for months.

What does this mean for me?

When verifying with ScratchTools, you will be redirected to Scratch Auth. Once verifying, you will be sent back to ScratchTools. Once you verify once with Scratch Auth, you can save your username. That way, you can log in with just the click of a button.

The entire process will take less than 5 seconds on average once you save your profile.

Here's when you would need to verify with Scratch Auth:

  • Changing your display name
  • Changing your emoji status
  • Opening a support chat with the developer team
  • Submitting feedback via the extension

Changes to display names and emoji statuses

With these new changes, we've made it even easier for you to update your display name and emoji status. Instead of using a modal to update each one, we've made a dashboard where you can change both of them easily!

Changing your emoji status and display name is even easier now. It will also make it a lot easier when ScratchTools begins to add more profile customization features.

· 3 min read

We have some exciting news for you! ScratchTools, the ultimate browser extension designed exclusively for Scratch, has just released a brand new feature that will enhance your Scratch experience like never before. Now, you can easily see which Scratch users are online, connecting you with a vibrant community of fellow coders and creators.

The Online Status Feature

We're thrilled to announce the latest addition to ScratchTools: the Online Status feature! This exciting feature allows you to see if other Scratch users are online, enabling you to connect, collaborate, and explore the Scratch community in real time. Imagine the possibilities of being able to interact with like-minded creators, exchange ideas, and seek assistance from others who share your passion for coding.

However, it's important to note that the Online Status feature is only available for users who have installed ScratchTools and have specifically enabled this feature. By installing ScratchTools and enabling the Online Status feature, you'll join a growing network of Scratch users who can easily connect and collaborate with each other, fostering a sense of community and unlocking new opportunities for learning and creativity.

How to Get ScratchTools

Installing ScratchTools is quick and simple. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit our website at to learn more about the extension and its features.
  2. From our website, click on the download link to install ScratchTools for your preferred browser (Chrome or Firefox).
  3. Once installed, open Scratch on your browser and navigate to the ScratchTools settings page.
  4. On the settings page, locate the Online Status feature and enable it to start seeing who's online.

Join the ScratchTools Community

By installing ScratchTools and enabling the Online Status feature, you become part of an ever-growing community of Scratch enthusiasts who are passionate about coding, creativity, and collaboration. The ScratchTools community offers a wealth of knowledge, resources, and support that can inspire and empower you on your Scratch journey.

If you love Scratch and want to enhance your experience on the platform, ScratchTools is the perfect companion. Join thousands of other users who have already discovered the power of this extension and its numerous features.

Contribute to ScratchTools

ScratchTools is an open-source project, and we welcome contributions from the community. If you have programming skills, artistic talent, or ideas to improve ScratchTools further, we encourage you to visit our GitHub repository at Together, we can continue to make Scratch better than ever.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to connect with the Scratch community like never before. Install ScratchTools today and unlock the Online Status feature to see who's online on Scratch. Let's code, collaborate, and create together!

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