Recording your Screen with the Snipping Tool app in Windows 11

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The new Snipping Tool app in Windows 11 now includes a record feature for screen recording, replacing the classic Snip & Sketch app. Recordings can be previewed before saving and are stored in the Video folder. The latest version of the Snipping Tool (version 11.2211.35.0) is available to Windows 11 devices in the Windows Insiders…

This article describes the steps to record your screen with the Snipping Tool app in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a new Snipping Tool app that replaces the classic Snip & Sketch app in previous versions for taking screenshots. The classic Snip & Sketch and the new Snipping Tool apps can be launched using the keyboard shortcut Windows key + Shift + S.

The latest version of the Snipping Tool app now has a new record option. Instead of simply capturing screenshots, you can select and refine the part of your screen that you want to record and start recording.

When you are finished, you can preview your recording before saving or sharing it with others.

As of now, it’s not available to all Windows devices. However, the latest Snipping Tool app (version 11.2211.35.0) is available for Windows 11 devices enrolled in the Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Record your screen with the Snipping Tool app in Windows 11

As mentioned above, the latest Snipping Tool app (version 11.2211.35.0) is available for Windows 11 devices enrolled in the Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

To start recording your screen, open the Snipping Tool app.

Then, select the Record button on the menu bar. When you are ready to record, click the New button to select a refined part of the screen you want to record.

windows snipping tool app with record button
Windows snipping tool app with the record button

You will use the Draw shape to select the part of the screen you want to record, then click Start when ready to record.

snipping tool drag selector
Snipping tool drags the selector.

When done recording, click the Stop recording button (Red).

You will be able to preview your recording before saving it. Then, when you save it, your recording will be stored in your Video folder in your home directory.

snipping tool stop button
snipping tool stop button

That should do it!

Reference:

https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2022/12/08/screen-recording-in-snipping-tool-begins-rolling-out-to-windows-insiders/

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to use the new Snipping Tool app record option to record your desktop screen in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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