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If you’re a Chromebook user, you’d know how vague and incomplete built-in apps are. In Chromebook, many important applications were absent. One of these apps was a screen recording application. So, Chromebook users had to use some third-party app for screen recording.
But now, the latest Chromebook 2021 is available with this feature and supports the built-in screen recording that you can use easily without needing to download a third-party app. This is a part of the latest Chrome OS update and hence works on every Chromebook if the device is updated to the latest version.
If you’re here to learn how to screen record on Chromebook without a third-party app, we are here to help. Let’s not keep you waiting.
Screen recording on Chromebook is now convenient and quick using the device’s built-in feature. We will explain two different methods to access the screen recording feature to use one according to your convenience. Let’s explore these methods.
Open your Chromebook. On the bottom-right end, you will see the clock icon. Click on this icon, and the Quick settings panel will open up.
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Once you’ve selected the type of screen recording you want, a three-second countdown begins. You can see an on-screen countdown; your recording will start once it ends.
When you’re done recording what you had to, just click on the red stop button that appears on the Shelf. As soon as you click this button, the screen recording will stop, and the file goes to the download folder.
This method is similar to the previous way for screen recording, but the process of opening the menu is different, i.e., through a shortcut.
Like the screenshots on Chromebook, the screen recordings are also automatically saved to the device’s clipboard, where you may copy and paste them to any other program or application you want. Nevertheless, the recordings are also saved in the videos folder. Follow these steps to open your screen recordings and view them.
It is important to note that screen recording won’t work with all apps on your Chromebook. Apps that are protected like Amazon Prime or Netflix. In this case, you will get an error message “can’t capture content” in the notification bar.
As seen in the method above, Chromebook will automatically save your screen recordings to the downloads folder as set by default. However, it is possible that your recordings aren’t being moved to the downloads folder; your Chromebook could have less storage.
To check your device storage, follow these steps.
We have mentioned at the very start that the latest Chrome OS supports the screen recording tool that can be accessed and used by the method given above. If your screen recording tool isn’t working, you may need to update your Chromebook to the latest version. Here’s how you can do this.
The built-in screen recording tool is a simple, great, and amazing way to make screen recordings on your Chromebook. Previously you had to download a third-party app to record the screen. Now, you just need to follow the method given above to screen record on your Chromebook.
You can do screen recording in accordance to your requirements. The available options are full screen, window recording and partial screen recording.
If you want to go for other screen recording apps for your chromebook then here are some of the best among them.
We cannot compare them. Both of them are helpful and convenient on their own. Infact, third party screen recording apps will give to vast features.