How to Enable Screen Recording on a Chromebook

How to Enable Screen Recording on a Chromebook

Users have been calling for a native screen recording tool for Chromebooks for years. A few Chrome plugins do the job very well but expect top dollars for even simple functionality. But it’s promising to see Google bring a native Chromebook screen recorder.

The functionality was launched shortly after the official release on the beta channel, which will soon be widely used by all stable users. If you want to enable Chromebook screen recording and see how the new tool works, follow our guide below.

Enabling Screen Recording on a Chromebook

The native screen recording function is now available on the Chrome OS beta channel (88.0.4324.22). You may turn to beta by going Settings -> About Chrome OS -> Additional Info -> Shift Channel-> Beta while you are in stabilization.

Now, reopen the “Chrome OS About” tab and search for changes. Don’t worry, no files or applications will be deleted from this process. Let’s now take the measures with that out of the way.

1. Open chrome://flags on the Chrome browser and search for “screen capture test“. You can also open chrome://flags/#screen-capture directly to access the screen recorder flag. Now, select “Enabled” from the drop-down menu.

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2. Next, click on “Restart” at the bottom-right corner.

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3. Finally, click on the Quick Settings menu and here you will find a new “Screen capture” tile. You have successfully enabled screen recording on your Chromebook.

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4. To use it, click on the “Screen capture” tile and it will open a bottom-bar menu. Click on the video icon to switch to screen recording. On the right side, choose how you want to record: full-screen, partial, or an active window.

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5. Finally, hit the “Record” button and your Chromebook will start recording the screen. In my usage, I didn’t find any stutter while recording the screen in any of the modes. And the quality was also pretty good.

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6. To stop the recording, click on the stop icon at the taskbar. The screen recording will be stored in WEBM format and is well-optimized. The only missing feature I found was the lack of microphone support while recording the screen. It could be a great addition for people who want to create small tutorials with voiceover in the background.

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7. Along with screen recording, the new tool also brings a new and intuitive way to take screenshots on a Chromebook. You can press the “Ctrl + Shift + Overview button (above 6)” to bring up the new screen capture mode. What I like about this new tool is that it remembers the position of the last screenshot in partial mode, making the workflow much faster.

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New Capture Mode Captures Screen on Chromebook

So you can make and benefit from screen recording on a Chromebook. Certainly, several things are absent, such as the snapshot annotation and support for the microphone, but better yet. That’s one about them though. If you want third-party applications to capture a Chromebook screen then search our list. You can also view it. And if you face a query, comment and let us know below.

How to Enable Screen Recording on a Chromebook

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Rajat Singhhttps://bioinformaticsindia.com
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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