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December 09, 2022

Windows 11 finally gets a built-in screen capture tool

Microsoft is finally bringing a built-in screen recorder to Windows. The Snipping Tool in Windows 11 will soon be updated to include screen recording, meaning Windows users will not have to rely on the Xbox Game Bar or third-party tools to record their screens.

Windows 11 testers get access to the updated Snipping Tool today, and the new record option allows you to record an entire screen or even a section being cropped. The update comes more than four years after Microsoft first introduced a new screenshot experience for Windows.

“We know Snipping Tool is a favorite among the Insider community, so we’re very excited to introduce a built-in screen recorder with this update!” explains Dave Grochocki, principal product manager lead for Windows inbox apps. “Snipping Tool has always made it quick and easy to capture and share content from your PC, and with built-in screen capture, we’re extending these capabilities to even more types of content.”

Source: Microsoft

The region selection feature makes it convenient for those who only want to capture an app rather than their entire screen. The Xbox Game Bar is good at recording individual apps, but there is much less control over exactly what you record there.

Microsoft has only just begun testing this with Windows 11 testers in the Dev channel, so it will probably be several weeks or months before this Snipping Tool is released to anyone using Windows 11. Still, it’s great news that Windows will finally have a built-in screen recorder

Source: theverge

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