How to Screen Record Using Snipping Tool on Windows 11

Screen recording is a useful feature when you want to capture and share what's happening on your computer screen. Windows 11 introduces an updated Snipping Tool that not only allows you to take screenshots but also enables you to record your screen.

In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of screen recording using the Snipping Tool on Windows 11.

Screen Record Using Snipping Tool on Windows 11

How to Screen Record Using Snipping Tool on Windows 11

Step 1: Launch the Snipping Tool

To start, open the Snipping Tool application on your Windows 11 computer. 

You can do this by clicking on the Start menu and searching for "Snipping Tool."

Step 2: Access the Screen Recording Mode

Once the Snipping Tool is open, look for the "New" button in the top-left corner.

Click on the arrow next to it to reveal a dropdown menu. From the menu, select "Screen Snip" to access the screen recording mode.

Step 3: Start the Screen Recording

After selecting "Screen Snip," you will see a small toolbar at the top of your screen. 

Locate the "Record" button and click on it to start the screen recording.

Step 4: Customize Recording Settings (optional)

If you want to adjust the recording settings, such as audio input or recording duration, click on the "Settings" icon on the toolbar. 

Here, you can make changes according to your preferences.

Step 5: Record the Screen

Once you are ready to begin recording, click on the "Record" button again. 

The Snipping Tool will start capturing everything displayed on your screen.

Step 6: Stop and Save the Recording

To stop the recording, click on the "Stop" button on the toolbar. 

The Snipping Tool will automatically save the recording to a designated folder on your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I record a specific area of the screen using the Snipping Tool?

Yes, the Snipping Tool allows you to capture a specific area of your screen by selecting the "Rectangular Snip" option in the dropdown menu.

Can I pause the screen recording?

Unfortunately, the Snipping Tool does not offer a pause function during screen recording. You can only be having the option to start or stop the recording.

Where are the screen recordings saved?

By default, the Snipping Tool saves screen recordings in the "Videos" folder on your Windows 11 computer.


Screen recording is a valuable tool for various purposes, such as creating tutorials, recording gameplay, or demonstrating software features. With the Snipping Tool on Windows 11, capturing screen recordings has become even more convenient. 

Follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this blog post, and you'll be able to create high-quality screen recordings effortlessly. Enjoy exploring the possibilities of screen recording on Windows 11!

Remember to experiment with the Snipping Tool's settings to achieve the desired recording output. Happy recording!

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