How to record your screen on Windows 10

Dec 4, 2021


What is the need of screen recording? Screen recording is especially useful if you want to present your screen for tutorials and education purposes. Educators and education systems can highly benefit from screen recordings. The instructor can create instructional screenshots and screen recordings for tutorial purposes and share them with students so everyone is on the same page. Businesses have a high demand for sharing information to their partners, employees, and other departments and there’s no better way to reach a large number of people through screen recording and mirroring. 

Screen recording on phones is quite easy, there are a number of apps that let you screen record on android phones whereas iPhone has an inbuilt screen recording option. But did you ever wonder how to screen record on your laptop or computer? Don’t worry, we are here to help you. In this blog, I’ll show you how to screen record on windows 10. 

Windows 10 has a lot more features than any other Windows like you can chat with Cortana. Cortana will act as your assistant on Windows 10 just like Siri on iPhones. You can ask questions about the weather or famous pop stars, get directions home, set reminders etc. You can also set up a new virtual desktop, set up your windows to work with iOS or Android, stream Xbox one games and a lot more.  

Contents of this article:

1. How to screen record on windows 10 using the Xbox Game Bar

2. How to record a video using the camera application on your laptop or PC

3. What is Xbox anywhere?

How to screen record on windows 10 using the Xbox Game Bar

Did you know Windows 10 has a screen recording utility called the Xbox Game Bar? Xbox Game Bar is built into Windows 10 so you can capture videos and screenshots of the screen on your laptop or computer. To display the Game Bar controls, press the Windows logo key+G. The Windows 10 Game Bar is a feasible and free built-in screen capture application. 

Step 1: First open the application that you want to screen record. Unfortunately, the Xbox game bar does not let you screen record a few applications, but it does work in regular desktop apps.

Step 2: Click the windows logo + G on your keyboard. Also, make sure any audio you don’t want in the recording is off.

Step 3: Tap on the capture icon as shown below. Click on the camera icon to take a screenshot or click on the dot icon to screen record. You can also press Windows + Alt + R to start recording. 

Step 4: once the recording starts, you will see a timer, recording controls and a microphone on the screen. The microphone is used to switch on and off external sounds to record commentary. 

Step 5: to stop the recording, click on the stop button or press Windows + Alt + R again to stop recording. 

Step 6: Once the recording is stopped a notification will pop up on your screen showing “game clip recorded”. Double click on it to review your recording as see previous captures as well. With Game Bar, you can record your screen for up to 4 hours at a time.

Isn’t it so easy? Now let’s see how you can record a video on Windows 10 or any other PC. 

How to record a video using the camera application on your laptop or PC

just follow these simple steps shown below. 

Step 1: click on the start menu on your laptop and launch the camera app. 

Step 2: on the right you will see the camera icon and the recording icon. Click on the recording icon to record a video. 

Step 3: once the recording is done. They are automatically saved to the camera folder. The app lets you record a maximum of three hours. 

If you are recording a video of yourself, I would suggest you to use a web camera for your PC. Webcams enable video conferencing, allow users to monitor a space for security or entertainment purposes, and can record still pictures and video clips. 

What is Xbox anywhere? 

When you buy an Xbox Play Anywhere digital game through the Xbox Store or the Microsoft Store, it’s yours to play on Xbox and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. To take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere, you will need to have installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update on your PC, as well as the latest update on your Xbox console. Then, simply log into your Xbox Microsoft account and your Xbox Play Anywhere games will be available to download. 

When you play an Xbox Play Anywhere game, your game progress is saved on Xbox Live. So, you can pick up where you left off on another Xbox or Windows 10 PC, bringing all your saves, game add-ons and achievements with you.

Whether you're new to gaming on Windows 10 or already a pro, you can play Xbox games on any Windows 10 PC on your home network. If you have a Windows 10 desktop or laptop, it likely already has the Xbox Console Companion app installed.

Xbox Play Anywhere is a special label given to select video games released on Microsoft's Xbox One console and Windows 10 PCs. Buying a game with the Xbox Play Anywhere label on Xbox One will unlock it for free on Windows 10 devices and vice versa. 

Now you can play games and screen record them easily using the Xbox tool and share them with your friends or upload them to your social media accounts.


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