Windows 11 has a built-in screen recording tool

by nativetechdoctor
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Microsoft has begun rolling out native screen recording to Windows 11 through the latest Snipping Tool update that is now available to Windows Insider members in the developer channel.

According to TechUnwrapped, this highly anticipated feature was first announced by Microsoft in October and is currently available in build 11.2211.35.0 of Windows 11 for members as mentioned.

Snipping Tool is an interesting feature of Windows 11 that allows users to take, edit and save screenshots quickly. Now, the addition of the ability to record the screen as a video will make this tool more attractive. It not only allows recording the entire screen but also a specific part like the QuickTime option on macOS.

Talking about how to use the new screen recorder on Windows 11, users can go to the Start menu > All Apps > Snipping Tool. Select the record button and switch from Snip to Record mode, then click the +New button and select the area you want to record the screen before releasing the mouse button.

At this point, the user can resize the selected area. Once satisfied with the selected area, press the Start button, and a countdown overlay menu appears. Once the countdown is over, the recording of the selected area will start automatically. The user can stop recording and save the captured footage by clicking the red stop button in the overlay menu.

All screen recording files will open in the playback menu of the Snipping Tool, where the user can view and save them. If you want to start a new screen capture or recording, you can also do it from here. These features will require the Snipping Tool version 11.2211.11.0 or later, and of course Windows 11. At this point, it’s unclear when this update will be available to everyone, but probably be at the latest. in February 2023 through the “Moments 2” version of Windows 11.

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