How to Record your Screen in Windows 11

How to Record your Screen in Windows 11

Screen recording may prove to be quite useful in a variety of scenarios. You might wish to film a how-to video to help a friend, or you might want to record the unexpected behavior of a Windows application for further resolution. It is a highly valuable and effective tool, especially for us here, at Techcult. Thankfully, Windows comes with an inbuilt screen recording tool for this. Xbox Game bar was developed keeping the gaming community in mind with features like capturing video, broadcasting gameplay online, taking screenshots, and accessing the Xbox app with a single click. In this article, we are going to explore how to record your screen in Windows 11.

How to Record your Screen in Windows 11

How to Record Your Screen in Windows 11

The in-built Game Bar is enabled by default which offers the feature to record your screen. Additionally, you can choose from 16 Best Free Screen Recorder for PC.. Additionally, you can choose from 16 Best Free Screen Recorder for PC.. However, you can use it to record a particular application only.

1. Open the Application you want to record.

2. Press Windows + G keys simultaneously to open the Xbox Game Bar.

press windows and g keys together to open XBox Game bar overlay. How to screen record in Windows 11

3. Click on the Capture icon from the top of the screen.

Capture option in the Game bar

4. In the Capture toolbar, click on the Mic icon to turn it On or Off, as needed.

Note: Alternately, to turn the mic on/off, press Windows + Alt + M keys together.

Mic control in Capture toolbar

5. Now, click on Start recording in the Capture toolbar.

Recording option in the Capture toolbar

6. To stop the recording, click on the Recording button again.

Note: To start/stop recording, keyboard shortcut is Windows + Alt + R keys.

click on recording icon in capture status windows 11

This is how you can record your screen on Windows 11 to share with others.

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How to View Screen Recordings

Now, that you know how to record your screen on Windows 11 then, you will need to view them too.

Option 1: Click on Game clip recorded 

When you turn off screen recording, a banner will appear on the right side of the screen stating: Game clip recorded. To see a list of all screen recordings and screenshots, click on it, as shown highlighted.

game clip recorded prompt

Option 2: From Capture Toolbar Gallery

1. Launch the Xbox Game Bar by pressing Windows + G keys together.

2. Click on the Show all captures option in the Capture toolbar to enter the Gallery view of the Game Bar.

Show all capture option in the Capture toolbar

3. Here, you can preview the screen recording in the Gallery view by clicking the Play icon as shown below.

Note: You can modify Volume of the video and/or Cast it to another device, using the highlighted options.

Media control in the Gallery window. How to screen record in Windows 11

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How to Edit Screen Recordings

Here are the steps to edit recorded videos:

1. Go to Xbox game bar > Captures > Show all Captures as earlier.

Show all capture option in the Capture toolbar

2. Select your Recorded video. Information like App name, Date of Recording, and File size will be shown in the right pane.

3. Click on the Edit icon shown highlighted and rename the Name of the Recording.

Edit option in Gallery

Note: Additionally, in the Gallery window, you can:

  • Click Open file location option to navigate to the file location of the recorded video in File Explorer.
  • Click Delete to delete the desired recording.

Other options in the Game bar. How to screen record in Windows 11

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We hope you could learn how to record your screen in Windows 11. Moreover, you must now know how to view, edit or delete Screen recordings too. Type your suggestions and queries in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you!

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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