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Microsoft Is Finally Testing A Built-in Screen Recorder For Windows 11

Windows 11 users have been asking for a built-in screen recorder for years now, and now after avoiding those suggestions for so long, Microsoft has finally started testing the feature. However, it’s probably not where you expected it to be. Instead of embedding it inside the operating system directly, Microsoft has made the feature a part of its Snipping Tool app.

Screen Recording Is Now Rolling Out In Snipping Tool for Windows 11 Insiders

Right now, Microsoft is only rolling out the screen recording feature to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The new Snipping Tool app version 11.2211.35.0 is rolling out to the insiders and once installed, it enables the screen recorder for Windows 11. Now, just like a lot of the other preview features, this one is also available to a limited number of insiders right now. Availability will keep expanding and should lead to a public release soon.

The app has received a redesign to incorporate the new “Snip” and “Record” options. To activate screen recording, you need to open the Snipping Tool app (version 11.2211.35.0) and locate that new Record option at the top. Then you can select the specific segment of the screen (or the entire screen) you want to record, just like you’d do with the Snip feature for photos. Once this process is done, you can now start recording. After the screen recording is done, you can also preview the video before saving it.

The new “Record” option in Snipping Tool
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Choosing a specific segment of the screen to Record

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I haven’t received this feature just yet on my secondary laptop running the latest Dev Channel Insider Preview Build 25262 just yet, so it wasn’t possible for me to test this new feature out. However, Microsoft did mention a couple of possible issues including a delay to start recording and the app window not restoring when initiating a new snip from within it.

If you’re in the Dev Channel and you want to use this feature right away open the Snipping Tool app and check if this feature has been made available to you. You can check the app version in “Settings” which can be located by clicking on the navigation dots in the top-right corner.

Source: Microsoft

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Ronit Roy

Ronit Roy is a Tech Reviewer, Writer, and Science Nerd from India. He specializes in Smartphones, Laptops, Televisions, Audio, and AI. Ronit has worked with Multi-national Tech OEMs and has a first-person understanding of how Modern Technology is shaping the world.

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