Microsoft is testing a new screen recording tool that captures on-screen content. Windows 11. The long-awaited utility will finally make its home in the native Snipping tool.
Prior to this, people would typically use the Xbox Game Bar’s capture feature but it doesn’t offer a lot of control over what or how you can record. What’s most interesting about the Coming feature (opens in a new tab) This will give users the much-needed control. You can choose portions of the screen or an app to focus on before recording. This can help you save a lot of time when editing.
Currently, the feature can only be accessed through the Dev Channel on the Windows Insider Program. It’s also rolling out in waves so not everyone will have it initially. The Snipping Tool will now have a Record button next to Snip when you get it. Before saving or sharing the video, you can view a preview of what you have just done.
Microsoft admits that the tool’s current state is a bit buggy. There is a small delay between clicking “Start” and when the actual recording begins. And apparently, there are moments when the Snipping Tool window doesn’t come back after “initiating a new snip…” Microsoft is asking users to report any new Snipping Tool bugs to them via the Feedb (opens in a new tab)You can find more information at (opens in a new tab)ck Hub (opens in a new tab).
Windows 11 has new patches from the Insider Program. They are divided across two separate preview builds: Build 22621.1028 & 22623.1028. The patches include minor quality-of life changes to address consistency issues and improve energy plans recommendations. The patches are still in preview and need to be refined.
It’s unknown when the screen recorder will officially launch, although it probably won’t be for a while. Microsoft was kind enough to give us a release window. However, a representative from the company told us that they are keeping their mouths shut for now.
If you don’t want to wait and would like a third-party solution, TechRadar recently updated its Best screen recorders for free Both Windows and Mac. We even provide a list of key features to consider when selecting one.