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How to Use the Built-in Screen Recorder on Chromebook



Chromebooks have become one of the top-selling laptop device for education purposes or personal use. Many teachers and students use Chromebooks, especially when they are using the Google Classroom portal. Some of the most notable Chromebook devices come from manufacturers like Samsung, Lenovo, Dell, HP, Acer, and Asus.

Now, Google is adding more features that will help advance educational processes for students and teachers. First, there is the new built-in Screen Recorder tool now integrated into Chrome OS, the operating system from Google that powers Chromebooks.

How to Get Chrome OS Built-in Screen Recorder Tool on Chromebook


According to Google, it will include the built-in screen recorder on its next Chrome OS update in March. Normally, Chromebook automatically updates its OS with the new version, so you just have to wait for its notification. Once you see the Update Available notification, click Restart to Update, and you will receive a new Chrome OS.

But, if you want to update your Chromebook’s software manually, here’s how to do it:

  • You can navigate to the Settings menu.
  • Go to About Chrome OS.
  • Select the current version of your Chrome OS.
  • Click Check for updates.
  • If an update is available, it will automatically download it.


How to Use the Built-In Screen Recorder to Record your Chromebook Screen

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Once you have the most recent version of Chrome OS installed in your device, you can now use the built-in Screen Recorder feature to capture a recording of your Chromebook screen. Using it is pretty simple and straightforward.

  • Click the built-in screen recorder button, and the record button or the red circle will appear.
  • A countdown timer will show to help you know when the recording starts.
  • If you want to screengrab, click the camera icon and select the part of the screen you want to record.

ALSO READ: How to Screencast or Screen Record on Chromebooks

Additional Features on Chrome OS

Aside from the Screen Recorder function, Google also launched new features that will aid students and teachers. There are new functions in ChromeVox, Chrome Os’s screen readers. You can change the voices depending on the language of the text. Users can also search its menu.

A parental control app is also now available called Family Link. Parents can manage their children’s school accounts, create schedules, limit screen time, and set other restrictions.

What do you think of Chrome OS’s new built-in Screen Recorder and other shiny new features? Will you be using one of them? You can let us know by writing a comment below.


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