Starting with Windows 11 Insiders, screen recording in Snipping Tool is made available.

Microsoft may soon unveil a brand-new Snipping tool with screen recording capabilities, according to a report we published yesterday. But we didn’t anticipate it happening so rapidly. The new Snipping tool has now begun to be distributed by Microsoft to Windows 11 Dev Channel Insiders.

Users of Windows 10 and 11 can effortlessly capture their screens using Snipping Tool. But the majority of users rely heavily on third-party applications like OBS Studio to record what is happening on their screen. Users won’t need to rely on third-party solutions any more thanks to the introduction of a new Snipping Tool.

Snipping Tool screen recording session in progress | Image: Microsoft

It is important to keep in mind that only a select group of Dev Channel Insiders now have access to screen recording in Snipping Tool, so not everyone will have it right immediately. Even worse, the built-in screen-capturing feature is probably only going to be available in Windows 11, which is bad news for Windows 10 users.

Open the Snipping Tool app and choose the new record option to begin screen recording. Before beginning your screen recording session, you can then choose the portion of your screen you want to capture. However, there are a few things you should be aware of:

  • When you select “Start,” there might be a brief pause before the recording starts.
  • When starting a fresh snip from within the app, the Snipping Tool app window might not return.

Over time, Snipping Tool’s screen recording functionality will improve, and naturally, the aforementioned problems will also be resolved. You can check the Microsoft Store if you are a Dev Channel Insider in the interim to see if an update to the Snipping Tool app is accessible to you. You should search for the programme version 11.2211.35.0. Simply wait a few more days if you haven’t received the update; it’s being rolled out gradually.

Christopher Woodill

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