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How to Screen Record on Chromebook


Are you wondering, “how do you screen record on a Chromebook?” Fortunately, it’s easy to learn how to screen record on a Chromebook. You can screen record on a Chromebook using built-in keyboard shortcuts or by downloading a screen recorder extension for Chrome. Screen recorder extensions also include essential features such as a video editor for Chromebook or the ability to screen record on Chromebook with audio.

So, when you’re using a Chromebook, you have several options for recording your screen. You can easily record how-to videos, tutorials, and visual instructions. Screen recording is an essential skill for any Chromebook user, so if you’re still unsure which method to use for screen recording on Chromebook, read on. By the end of this article, you will know how to screen record on Chromebook using keyboard shortcuts and third-party screen recorders for Chromebook. You will also know several methods for using a video editor on Chromebook.

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How to Screen Record on a Chromebook

You can quickly screen record on Chromebook using hotkeys. To record your screen, simply press Shift + Ctrl + Show windows. This will open a menu at the bottom of your screen. On the menu, select “Screen record”. Then, choose whether to record your full screen, part of your screen, or just a window. Once you select an option, your recording will begin!

To finish your recording, simply press the Stop button at the bottom right of your screen. Your recording will be automatically saved to your “Videos” folder. From there, you can watch your video or attach it to an email to share with others.

Unfortunately, you cannot edit videos on Chromebook without the use of another app. Fortunately, there are several Chrome extensions that come with video editing features. In this article, we will cover four recorder extensions that include video editing software for Chromebook. If you want a video editor Chromebook without a screen recorder, you can search for video editing software in the Chrome web store.

Alternative Chromebook Screen Recorders

Here are the four best downloadable screen recorders for Chromebook.

1. Droplr

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Droplr’s highly-rated screen record and screenshot tool is available as a Chrome extension. With Droplr, you can record any section of your screen, with or without a webcam and/or audio. Screen recordings are automatically saved to the Droplr cloud. From there, you can share them with others by pasting the associated short link. When someone clicks on your link, they will automatically be redirected to the recording’s location in the cloud.

You can also upload any video or other file to the Droplr cloud for easy storage and sharing. You can edit videos with the video trimming tool. Additionally, you can secure your videos by using password protection or adding them to private boards.

Droplr pricing begins at $6/user for individuals and $7/user/mo for teams. Overall, Droplr is an excellent Chromebook screen recorder for anyone who needs to quickly and safely share screen recordings online.

2. Covideo

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Covideo is an excellent screen recorder for Chromebook as it includes both a Chrome extension and a Gmail add-on. You can screen record directly from your Chrome web browser or your Gmail account. Once you’re done recording, you can embed the video directly into the body of your email. When your recipient clicks on the video, they will be redirected to a video landing page of your choosing. They can watch your full-screen recording and click on any CTAs you include at the bottom of the video.

You can also send Covideo recordings via text message, social media, or through your favorite CRM platform. If you want to edit your videos, you can do so from your Covideo library. You can add captions and annotations or trim your videos.

Covideo pricing begins at $49/mo. All in all, Covideo is the perfect video email platform for sales and marketing teams who can use video email to communicate with prospects and clients.

3. Loom

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You can download the Loom Chrome extension on Chromebook or any other device that supports the Google Chrome web browser. With the Loom Chrome extension, you can record your face, screen, or both with or without audio. Any videos you record are uploaded to your personal or team library. You can share videos by pasting a short link, adding people directly to your video page via email address, sharing them directly to social media, or embedding them into a web page.

Loom also includes several editing features such as a drawing tool, trimming, and filler word removal. You can attach CTAs to your videos to direct the viewer’s next steps. You can even set a custom GIF thumbnail for your video so viewers can see a preview before clicking on the video.

Loom offers a free plan for up to 25 videos of 5 minutes or less. For more videos, unlimited recording, and more editing tools, you can purchase a paid plan starting at $8/mo. In sum, Loom is a solid choice for a screen recorder with extensive video editing and sharing options on Chromebook.

4. Screencastify

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Screencastify is the best free screen recorder for Chrome. You can record HD videos up to 5 minutes in length that are automatically saved to your Google Drive account. Videos can also be automatically uploaded to YouTube. You can edit your videos in various ways: trimming, cropping, merging clips, zooming, blurring, and adding text.

Screencastify also offers a $49/year unlimited plan that allows for unlimited recording lengths. Whether you choose the free plan or the paid plan, Screencastify is the most affordable screen recorder extension that includes a robust video editor for Chromebook.

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