Lately, Microsoft has been giving a lot of love to its Snipping tool and the love just keeps on coming. The Snipping Tool in Windows 10/11 now has the option to record the screen. So, whatever reasons you might need to record your screen for, you don’t need to go hunting for a third-party app anymore.
The software is there to aid you, and it’s extremely easy to use it. Let’s get going!
Note: You must be updated to the latest iteration of Windows 10/11. You can update to the latest version by going to Settings > Windows Update and installing any pending updates.
How to Screen Record in Windows 10/11 using Snipping Tool
- 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 window.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.