Windows users have always wanted a built-in screen recording tool. Although Windows 10 and Windows 11 come with Xbox Game Bar, it may not be the best tool for recording the screen. Users have to resort to third-party screen recorder apps to record their screen. However, Microsoft aims to solve this problem by introducing a new Snipping Tool.
The latest Snipping Tool in Windows 11 allows users to record their screens and capture screenshots. Unfortunately, only Dev channel users can access this new feature. Stable or Release preview build users must manually install the latest version of the Snipping Tool on their device. In the following section, we will provide simple steps to install and enable screen recording in the Snipping Tool on Windows 11.
Few Drawbacks of New Snipping Tool
Before you attempt to use the new Snipping Tool on Windows 11, there are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, it is essential to note that the screen recorder feature only allows you to export videos in the MP4 (H.264) format, and the maximum frame rate is limited to 30 frames per second (FPS).
Additionally, the tool doesn’t allow you to record system sounds, device audio, or microphone audio. Furthermore, it lacks the option to record the webcam view. Lastly, there have been reports of a few bugs in the tool that sometimes require you to force close the application from the Task Manager.
Get Screen Recorder in Snipping Tool
Important: If you are a Dev Channel user, you must install the latest Windows 11 update. You don’t need to follow the steps, as the new Snipping tool update is already rolled out to Dev users in the Insider channel.
1. First, open your favorite web browser and visit this link. Download the new Snipping tool on your computer.
2. Now, move the installation file to a new folder. On the top menu bar of the File Explorer, navigate to View > Show > File Name Extensions.
3. Now right-click on the file you’ve downloaded and select the Rename option. You need to rename the file and put the .msixbundle at the end. For example, techviral.msixbundle
4. Once done, double-click on the downloaded file. You will find the option to ‘Update‘. Click on it.
5. Now wait until the new Snipping Tool installs on your Windows 11 device.
6. Once installed, the new Snipping Tool will automatically launch. You will find a new option named ‘Record‘
7. Simply select the Record and click the ‘New‘ button.
8. Next, capture the area you want to record and click on the Start button.
9. Once recorded, click the Stop button to stop the screen recording. To save it, click on the Save button in the Snipping Tool’s toolbar.
That’s it! This is how you can get the new Screen Recording in Snipping tool on your Windows 11 computer.
How to Get Back the Old Snipping Tool?
If you don’t find the new Snipping tool useful, you can roll back to the older version. For that, you need to follow the steps shared below.
1. First, click on the Windows 11 search and type Snipping Tool. Right-click on the Snipping tool and select App Settings.
2. On the App Settings, scroll down and click the Uninstall button.
3. Open the Microsoft Store and search for ‘Snipping Tool‘. Find the listing and click on the Get button. You can also click on this link to open the Snipping Tool app listing on the Microsoft Store.
That’s it! This is how you can roll back to the previous version of the Snipping tool on Windows 11.
The purpose of this guide is to help users enable the screen recording feature in the Snipping tool on Windows 11. If you require further assistance with the installation of the latest version of the Snipping tool on Windows 11, feel free to leave a comment below. Additionally, if you found this article helpful, consider sharing it with your friends.
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