This tutorial will show you how to use the Snipping Tool app for screen recording in Windows 11.
The Snipping Tool app (version 11.2211.35.0) for Windows 11 includes a built-in screen recorder.
You will be able to select and refine the part of your screen that you want to record before starting your screen recording session. When you are finished, you can preview your recording before saving or sharing it with others.
Snipping Tool app version 11.2212.24.0 now includes a pause recording option.
Snipping Tool app version 11.2307.44.0 introduces support for optionally recording your PC audio and voice overs using a microphone. New app settings let you configure the default audio recording settings for new screen recordings, and if you have multiple recording devices, you can select your preferred recording device before you start recording.
Microsoft is rolling out Snipping Tool (version 11.2310.49.0) to Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels improving HDR display support. Screenshots and screen recording on displays with HDR enabled should be able to better display colors.
Recordings from the Snipping Tool are temporarily cached in the %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.ScreenSketch_8wekyb3d8bbwe\TempState\Recordings folder for the current user.
Open the Snipping Tool app from the Start Menu, or press the Win + Shift + Skeys.
The record feature will not be available if you use the Win + Shift + S keyboard shortcut unless you have an Insider build of Windows 11 installed.
Perform an available option: (see screenshots below)
- Click/tap on the Record button in the Snipping Tool app, and click/tap on New.
- Click/tap on the Record button on the Win + Shift + S bar at the top.
Draw a shape to select the recording area you want, and click/tap on Start when ready to record. (see screenshots below)
You will see 3 2 1 count down after clicking on Start.
When finished recording, click/tap on the Stop (red square) button. (see screenshot below)
You can click/tap on the Pause button to pause recording as needed, and click/tap on Resume when ready to resume recording.
If you want to cancel the recording, you can click/tap on the Discard recording (Recycle Bin) button to go back to step 2.
You can now preview your recording before saving or sharing it with others. (see screenshots below)