How to Record the Screen on Your Chromebook

Users have been requesting a native Google tool to capture the Chromebook’s screen for years. There are a few Chrome extensions that work reasonably well, but they demand high prices to grant access to even the most basic functionality. Thus, the news that Google would finally include a native screen recorder on Chromebooks in 2020 seemed encouraging. For about two years now, the feature has been accessible on the stable channel. Not to add that Google has since released a new Screencast software for Chrome OS, giving Chromebooks access to sophisticated screen recording features like annotation, webcam view, transcription, and more. In order to record the screen on your Chromebook, simply follow the instructions below.

Note that the Google Chrome browser is not compatible with these techniques; only Chromebooks are. Check out our selection of the top screen recording addons for Google Chrome to record Chrome on a PC or Mac.

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Three simple ways to record the screen on a Chromebook are provided in this article. The third technique is crucial if you want to capture device audio in addition to the screen even if the first two functions are native to Chrome OS and work flawlessly. So with that said, let’s begin.

Record Screen on Your Chromebook with Screen Capture

1. Open the Quick Settings menu in the bottom-right corner of your Chromebook to start recording the screen. Here is a tile that says “Screen capture,” which you can click to open. The Screen Capture capability can also be accessed via the Chromebook keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Overview key (above 6 key).

2. A bottom-bar menu with the Screen Capture option will appear. To access the screen recording capability, click the video button here. Select whether you want to record a full-screen, partial, or active window on the right side.

3. Press the Record button to start screen recording on your Chromebook. There were no stutters while recording in any of the three settings during my testing. Additionally, the screen recording’s video quality was excellent.

4. To record audio, you can simply click the Settings button and select Microphone under Audio input. Additionally, you may now include your webcam view in screen recordings following the most recent upgrade. That’s pretty fantastic, no?

Notably, the built-in Chromebook screen recorder does not internally capture device audio. It merely uses the microphone to record audio of whatever is playing on your Chromebook. Go to the final part if you wish to internally record the audio device.

6. Click the stop button in the taskbar to end the screen recording. The screen recording will subsequently be saved inside the Downloads folder in WEBM format.

7. In addition to screen recording, the new utility offers a fresh and simple method of taking screenshots on a Chromebook. The new screen capture mode can be activated by pressing the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Overview button (above 6 key). What I appreciate about this application is that it remembers the location of the previous partial screenshot, which speeds up productivity.

Record Screen on Your Chromebook with Screencast

Google has introduced Screencast, a new screen recording application for Chromebooks. This app can be found in the app drawer if your device has the Chrome OS 103 update. Screencast is a sophisticated screen recording tool that is intended for instructors and students, but anybody may benefit from this fantastic new resource. By using Screencast on your Chromebook to capture your screen, you may create compelling courses and demos.

You can use the webcam to record your face in addition to the screen and voice, write on the screen, create a transcript, provide translations, and more. However, keep in mind that Screencast only functions as of right now if your device’s language is set to English (US). Let’s now explore how to use the new Screencast software to capture the screen on your Chromebook and produce instructional videos.

1. Ensure that Chromebook is running Chrome OS 103. After that, click the Screencast app in the App Drawer.

2. To begin screen recording on your Chromebook, click New Screencast in the top-left corner.

3. Next, you can decide whether to record the screen in full-screen, window, or partial mode. The settings icon at the bottom allows you to turn off the webcam and microphone, which are both turned on by default.

4. To begin the recording, now click the red icon on the shelf. You can drag the camera view to any desired corner and click the pen symbol to annotate. Click the red “stop” button on the Chrome OS Shelf after you are finished.

5. The recording can be found in the Screencast app. You can check and change the transcript right here.

6. In order to share the screen recording with a shareable link, click on Share at the end. It’s unfortunate that Screencast doesn’t allow you to save the video locally.

Record Screen on Chromebook with Device Audio

I highly recommend the Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder extension if you want to record the screen and the device audio on your Chromebook. One of the best Chrome extensions for Chromebooks allows you to record the internal sounds. Additional advanced functions include audio recording from the microphone, webcam view, and more. The process is as follows:

1. Install the Nimbus Screen Recorder tool by clicking this link.

2. After that, select Record Video from the extension toolbar and open the extension.

3. Select Record Tab Sound and Tab the bottom here. If you’d like, you can turn off the microphone sound toggle. Take note that the Chrome tabs are the only places where the internal audio recording option is accessible.

4. The final step is to click “Start Record.” Using this Chrome extension, you can now record the Chromebook’s screen together with the audio from the device.

Record Screen on Chromebook with Screen Capture and Screencast

These are the three simplest methods for screen recording on a Chromebook. Even though the tool’s basic Screen Capture feature is excellent, I would have like it if it had given me the option to select the file format because WEBM is not a user-friendly video format. Even though the Screencast app is excellent, a local download feature would enhance it. That’s all we have to say, though. Check out our list if you’re seeking for third-party applications to record the Chromebook’s screen. And if you run into any problems, let us know in the comments section below.