It is important to save your work frequently in Snap!. Snap! does not save automatically. This will cover two different ways of saving your work. First, you can export your work and save it to your computer or a USB drive. If you have internet access, you can also save your work online using a Snap! cloud account.
Note: Programs written in Snap! using the BlueBird Connector for Mac/Windows cannot be run on a Chromebook, and vice versa. If you need to convert a saved program from one platform to another, you can use this online converter.
Exporting a Snap! Program
You can save your work by exporting your Snap! File and saving it to your computer, cloud storage, or a USB drive.
Go to File and then Export project.
Depending on your browser settings, the program will either be downloaded directly to your Downloads folder, or you will be asked where you want to save it. If the program is downloaded automatically, it is named FinchSingleDeviceStarterProject.xml. You can find this file in your downloads folder and rename it or move it as needed. You should leave the .xml extension in the file name.
Important Note: You must export a new version of your file every time you want to save it!
Loading a File
To load a project that you previously exported, go to File and then Import. Select the name of your project. Then navigate to your exported file to open it.
Saving to a Snap! Cloud Account
If you have internet access, you can save your work in Snap! by using a cloud account. Ciick the Cloud button and then Log in to sign in to your account. You may need to set up an account if you do not already have one.
Once you are logged in, choose Save As on the File menu.
Give your program a descriptive name and make sure to select the Cloud option. Then click Save.
Important Note: Make sure to save your work frequently by going to File and then Save!
Loading from a Snap! Cloud Account
To open a file you saved previously, first log in to your Snap! cloud account. Then go to File and then Open.
Select your file in the window that pops up. Be sure to select the Cloud option.
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