In this tutorial, we will learn How do I record my screen in Snipping Tool Windows 11? (2023)
The new Snipping Tool integrates with the operating system to make it easy to take screenshots without even having to open the app using the “Windows key Shift S” shortcut. You can even change the settings to configure the Print key to take screenshots with a single button.
Where is Snipping Tool located Windows 11?
In Windows 11, the Snipping Tool has been replaced with the Snip & Sketch app. The Snip & Sketch app can be found in the Start menu or by using the search bar located on the taskbar. Here’s how to locate and open Snip & Sketch:
- Click on the Start button located in the bottom left corner of your screen.
- Scroll down the list of apps until you see “Snip & Sketch” or type “Snip & Sketch” into the search bar on the taskbar.
- Click on the “Snip & Sketch” app to open it.
Alternatively, you can also use the keyboard shortcut “Windows key + Shift + S” to quickly launch Snip & Sketch. Once you have opened the app, you can use it to capture screenshots or snips of your screen.
Recording your Screen with the Snipping Tool
You must be updated to the latest iteration of Windows 11. You can update to the latest version by going to Settings > Windows Update and installing any pending updates.
Now, go to the ‘Search’ option from the taskbar.
Type ‘Snipping Tool’ in the search bar and click the first result that appears to open the tool.
Now, switch to the ‘Record’ option (the video camera icon) from the Snipping Tool window.
Note: If you don’t see the ‘Record’ option in the Snipping Tool but your Windows is updated, go to the ‘Library’ tab in the Microsoft Store and download any pending updates for the ‘Snipping Tool’.
To begin recording the screen, click the ‘New’ button.
The Snipping Tool will kick into action. Use your cursor to define the area of the screen you would like to record. If you want to record the whole screen, select the whole screen by drawing a rectangle from one corner to the opposite corner. Similarly, draw the rectangle only around the area you want to record if you don’t want to record the whole screen. You can adjust the selection by dragging in and out from the corners or selecting a completely new portion of the screen. But you cannot change this selection once the recording has started.
Then, click the ‘Start’ button from the Snipping Tool toolbar hovering on the screen to start the recording.
You can pause the recording at any time by clicking the ‘Pause’ button from the toolbar and resume it again later. Click the ‘Delete’ button to delete the recording. Once you’re done recording, click the ‘Stop’ button.
After you stop the recording, it will open in the Snipping Tool window. You can play the video, save it, or share it directly using the in-built options.
To save the recording, click the ‘Save’ button in the upper-right corner of the screen. The recording will be saved to the ‘Videos’ folder by default but you can save it to another location.
Click the ‘Share’ button to share the recording using Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Mail, or Nearby sharing.
Snipping Tool makes it extremely easy to record your screen. But, at the time of this writing, it’s still very new. And occasionally, you’ll run into errors. However, it does look promising and solves the problem of finding another tool for your screen recording needs.
Also, there are many third-party screen recording software options that you can use to record your screen on a Windows 11 PC.
Some popular screen recording software options include:
OBS Studio: This is a free and open-source software that can capture your screen, webcam, and audio. You can record your entire screen or just a portion of it.
Camtasia: This is a paid software that allows you to record your screen and edit the footage. It has a user-friendly interface and offers many advanced features.
Bandicam: This is another paid software that can record your screen, webcam, and audio. It also allows you to add annotations and effects to your recordings.
To use any of these software options, simply download and install the software, launch it, and follow the on-screen instructions to start recording your screen.
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