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Windows 11 finally gets a built-in screen recording tool

Microsoft has started rolling out the promised native screen recorder for Windows 11. The Snipping Tool update with screen recording capabilities is now available to Windows Insiders in the Dev channel.

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Microsoft is finally rolling out the screen recording feature in the Windows 11 Snipping Tool. This highly anticipated feature, first announced in October, is now available to users of the Windows Insiders Dev channel and will appear in app build 11.2211.35.0 Integrated Windows.

Until now, the Snipping Tool (Snipping Tool) was a cool feature of the Windows 11 operating system that allowed users to quickly capture, edit and save a screenshot. From now on, it will allow Windows 11 users to record their screen on videoand that natively.

A screen recorder is coming to Windows 11

The company revealed the addition in a soon-to-be-released Windows 11 update, but is currently only available to people enrolled in its beta program. Functionality will allow users to not only record their entire screen, but also choose to record a particular sectionlike macOS options with QuickTime.

In a post, Microsoft explains how to use the recorder on Windows 11:

  • Open Start Menu > All apps > Snipping Tool
  • Select the record button and switch from Snip mode to Record mode.
  • Click the new +New button.
  • Select a part of the screen. To do this, simply click and hold, then drag the cursor across the screen.
  • Select the desired area of ​​the screen and release the mouse button.
  • Resize the selected area.
  • Select the Start button when you are satisfied with the selected area. This will be visible in the overlay menu.
  • When the countdown is over, recording of the selected region will start automatically.
  • You can stop recording and save captured footage by clicking the red stop button in the overlay menu.

All screen recording files will open in the snipping tool playback menu, where you can watch and save them. If you want to start a new Snip and Screen Recording, you can also do that from here. These features will require Snipping Tool version 11.2211.11.0 or later and, of course, Windows 11. At this time, it’s unclear when this update will be available to everyone, but it will surely arrive with the “Moment 2” version of Windows 11, which should arrive in February next year.

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