What should I do before getting started?
- If you have not joined the beta previously on Windows, or if you use a Mac, you will need to uninstall your current M:EE application before installing the Beta. Be sure to back up your worlds as the uninstall process will delete existing worlds.
- Please add this URL to the list of allowed domains on your network:
- https://meeservices.azurewebsites.net/ no longer needs to be allowed on your network
- Visit the IT Admin Guide for a full list of URLs to whitelist
You can opt in to betas using the Play Store, follow Googles Instructions here
Why can't I download on my Android Phone?
We are not compatible with phones at this time.
I see an error when I try to download Minecraft: Education Edition to my Chromebook from the Play store
What new features and functionality are available in the beta?
Learn to code in Python! Now you can experiment with text-based coding in our new, notebook-style interface and new Code Builder experience. This update features new Agent tools in Code Builder for content creators. We’ve also added new content and categories to the Library.
How do I leave the beta?
For Chromebook, Windows, and MacOS, leaving the beta is as easy as uninstalling the app. We recommend you export any worlds you would like to save before you uninstall, as uninstalling the game will remove these from your computer. After you uninstall the beta, visit the M:EE download page to install the production version of M:EE.
If you’re on iOS, you can you leave the beta via TestFlight. Visit the TestFlight page and scroll down to the Opting Out section for more details.
What happens if something doesn’t work the way I expect it to? While we anticipate that the beta release will work well for you and your school, it is possible that you may encounter a bug or two along the way. If you do, we want to hear it about. Please report any feedback by contributing in our Chromebook Beta feedback thread for anything related to library features. Please contribute to our HoC feedback thread (needs aka link) for anything related to the Hour of Code lesson or demo experience.
If you have a blocking issue, there are instructions on this page about how to open a support ticket. If you are using the Windows desktop app, we recommend you run the diagnostic tool and export the log so that you can share it with us.
I’m using Windows. Which version of the Minecraft: Education Edition Beta should I choose?
Check out the Beta Download page for recommendations based on device configuration and operating system.
If you are downloading the Beta on Windows, please uninstall the current version completely before installing the new beta version. Also, you must export your worlds before you uninstall, or they will be deleted.
Can I install the beta Windows Desktop version if I already have the Windows Store version installed?
No, this is not recommended. Running two versions of Minecraft: Education Edition on your machine will cause connection issues. It can also cause you to lose your worlds.
I had some trouble installing Minecraft: Education Edition for Windows Desktop. What should I do now?
Please download and run our diagnostic tool to help in identifying the potential source of any installation challenges. If you continue to have difficulty, please report any issues in our Chromebook Beta feedback thread.
I just launched Minecraft: Education Edition for Windows Desktop and I don't see my worlds. How do I get my worlds to show up?
Any worlds you've created in Minecraft: Education Edition for Windows Store edition will not be available in the Play menu for the Desktop edition. If you'd like to use these worlds, please export them from the Windows Store version of the game and then import them into the Windows Desktop version. Learn how to Export and Import Worlds.