How to record screen in Windows 11 using Snipping Tool

The Snipping Tool in Windows 11 now lets you record your entire screen or a portion of the screen without the need for a third-party app.

How to record screen in Windows 11 using Snipping Tool

Lately, Microsoft has been giving its Snipping Tool a lot of love and the love just keeps on coming. Snipping Tool in Windows 11 now has an option to record the screen. So, for whatever reasons you might need to record your screen, you no longer need to hunt for a third-party app.

The Snipping Tool in Windows 11 is there to help you, and it’s extremely easy to use. let’s get going!

You must be updated to the latest version of Windows 11. You can update to the latest version by visiting Adjustment , Windows Update and install any pending updates.

Now, go to the ‘Search’ option from the taskbar.

Type ‘Snipping Tool’ in the search bar and click on the first result that appears to open the tool.

Now, switch on the ‘Record’ option (video camera icon) from the Snipping Tool window.

Comment: If you don’t see the ‘Record’ option in Snipping Tool, but your Windows update is, go to the ‘Library’ tab in the Microsoft Store and download pending updates for ‘Snipping Tool’.

To start recording the screen, click on the ‘New’ button.

The Snipping Tool will start working. Use your cursor to define the area of ​​the screen you want to record. If you want to record the entire screen, select the entire screen by dragging a rectangle from corner to corner. Similarly, if you don’t want to record the entire screen, just draw a rectangle around the area you want to record. You can adjust the selection by dragging in and out of the corners, or by selecting an entirely new portion of the screen. But once recording has started, you cannot change this selection.

Then, hover over the screen and click the ‘Start’ button from the Snipping Tool toolbar to start recording.

You can stop the recording at any time by clicking on the ‘Stop’ button from the toolbar and resume it later. Click on the ‘Delete’ button to delete the recording. When you are done recording, click on the ‘Stop’ button.

After you stop recording, it will open in the Snipping Tool window. You can play the video, save it or share it directly using the built-in options.

To save the recording, click on the ‘Save’ button in the top-right corner of the screen. Recording will be saved in ‘Videos’ folder by default but you can save it in any other location.

Click the ‘Share’ button to share the recording using Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Mail or Nearby Sharing.

The Snipping Tool makes it super easy to record your screen. But, at the time of this writing, it is still very new. And sometimes, you’ll run into errors. However, it looks promising and solves the problem of finding another tool for your screen recording needs.

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