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How to uninstall Snipping Tool app on Windows 10

Windows 10 now allows you to uninstall the legacy Snipping Tool app, and here are the steps to complete the task.

Windows 10 uninstall Snipping Tool

On Windows 10, the Snipping Tool is one of the legacy applications designed to take screenshots, which has been available for a long time. However, since the tool has been replaced with the modern Snip & Sketch app, the legacy tool has become a feature on-demand option, which means that you can now completely remove it from your current installation.

The option to uninstall the Snipping Tool is available starting with Windows 10 build 21277 and later releases. 

In this guide, you will learn the steps to uninstall (and reinstall) the legacy Snipping Tool on Windows 10.

How to uninstall Snipping Tool on Windows 10

To uninstall the Snipping Tool app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click on Apps & features.

  4. Under the “Apps & features” section, click the Optional features option.

    Settings Optional features
    Settings Optional features
  5. Select the Snipping Tool and click the Uninstall button.

    Uninstall Snipping Tool
    Uninstall Snipping Tool
  6. Restart your computer

Once you complete the steps, the legacy Snipping Tool app will be removed from your device.

How to install Snipping Tool on Windows 10

To install the Snipping Tool app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click on Apps & features.

  4. Under the “Apps & features” section, click the Optional features option.

    Settings Optional features
    Settings Optional features
  5. Click the Add a feature button.

    Settings add features option
    Settings add features option
  6. Check the Snipping Tool option.

    Install Snipping Tool
    Install Snipping Tool
  7. Click the Install button.

After you complete the steps, the screenshot tool will be installed on your computer.

If you can’t seem to find the option, it is likely you are not running the version of Windows 10 that supports this option. The option to remove the Snipping Tool is available on Windows 10 build 21277 and higher releases.