Google also provides tips on how to troubleshoot recording issues. This tool was integrated into Chrome OS to promote virtual learning. The tool allows you to record lessons, reports, and presentations, whether you are taking a lot of online courses or teaching students online.
Screen recording isn’t just for academics. There are many other uses. You can also record YouTube videos and sports broadcasts. Continue reading to learn how to screen-record on a Chromebook.
How to record your Chromebook’s screen
To launch Chrome OS snipping tools, press and hold Control + Shift
Open the Status area, and choose Screen capture if your Chromebook has gone into tablet mode.
Just above the Shelf, the snipping tool will appear at the bottom. To navigate to the Screen Record menu, tap the camcorder icon.
The default mode of the snipping tool is “Record Partial Screen”. To select the area you wish to record, use the plus-shaped icon with the crosshair icon.
This allows you to capture a video on a website, such as YouTube, without recording the entire page.
Please note that you cannot move the area being recorded. You can record another area of the screen by canceling the current recording and retracing it to a new location.
You can record the contents of an app or window using the “Record window” option. This option allows you to record the content of both apps while you are using them in split-screen mode on your Chromebook.
Your cursor will change to a camcorder icon when you choose the “Record Window” option. Click anywhere you wish to record and move the icon using the touchpad.
You can also click the dashed-square icon to record the entire screen.
The snipping tool will display a 3-second countdown in the selected area or window before it records. The screen recorder captures all visual elements of the screen, including the cursor. The screen recorder does not capture audio by default.
To record audio from your Chromebook’s screen, you will need to enable the microphone manually. You can follow the steps below to find out how it works.
How to record Chromebook screen without audio
Before hitting the record button, click on the gear icon in the snipping tool. Then toggle on the Record mic.
The settings will be saved by the snipping tool so that you don’t need to enable the microphone again on any subsequent recordings. You can record without audio by following the same steps as above, but toggle off the Record mic option.
The microphone can be used to record audio from any media on your Chromebook. The microphone can also pick up ambient sound. If you are screen recording audio with your Chromebook, ensure that it is done in a quiet area with minimal ambient noise.
If you don’t have one, an external noise-canceling microphone is a better option. This can help reduce background noise and improve the quality of the recorded sound.
How to stop Chromebook Screen Recording
The Status area, located in the bottom-right corner of the screen, should have a red stop icon. Clicking this icon will instantly stop the recording and save it.
A notification will also be sent to the Status Area. To view the recording, click the Show folder in the Files app. Chrome OS saves screen recordings and screenshots in the Downloads folder.
Chromebook Screen Recording Issues: Troubleshooting
You might encounter certain difficulties or problems while recording the screen on Chromebook. We will discuss possible solutions for some of these problems in this section.
Is chromebook not saving screenshots or screen recordings?
Chrome OS automatically saves screen recordings and screenshots to the Downloads folder. Your Chromebook may be running out of storage space if you can’t find your recordings under the Downloads folder.
To check the storage status of your device, go to Settings > > Management
You can free up space by recording the screen again and checking if the video has been saved to your device.
Chromebook not recording audio?
Do your recordings have no audio despite having enabled “Record microphone” What’s the problem?
If your Chromebook’s microphone has been muted, the snipping program may not be able to capture audio. Make sure to check your Chrome OS audio settings before you start recording.
Click the arrow icon in the Status Area next to the volume slider.
To increase the volume of the Chromebook’s microphone, you can move the Microphone(Internal) slider in the Input section.
You’ll also find the microphone slider for an external audio device that is connected to your Chromebook in this section. If the problem persists after increasing the audio volume, restart the Chromebook and try again.
I can’t find the Screen Recording Tool.
In the introduction of this article, we mentioned that Google has integrated the screen recorder into Chrome OS 89. You can access the screen recording tool via the Status Area, or the keyboard shortcut. Make sure you have the most recent Chrome OS version installed on your Chromebook.
Go to Settings > Concern Chrome OS, and then click Check out updates. If there is a pending update, restart your device.
Other issues that could be causing your Chromebook to stop recording may also be fixed by updating Chromebook.
Not all Chromebook apps support screen recording
When you use apps that have protected content, you can’t record your screen. Try recording a movie on Amazon Prime Video or Netflix. In the notification panel, you’ll see a message saying “Can’t Capture Content”
We were able to record Netflix using a web browser. We don’t recommend this as it is illegal to copy or reproduce copyrighted content, either on Netflix or elsewhere. Confirm that you are allowed to record content on your device before you do.