I’ll just say it up front. Mac users have had it for years. Microsoft is really catching up with this one.
As reported by The edgeMicrosoft finally adds an inbuilt screen recording tool to Windows i.e. Windows 11. Until now, users had to rely mostly on third-party screen recording tools to record what was on their PC, but Microsoft is working to fix this.
The company revealed the addition in a soon-to-be-released Windows 11 update but is currently only available to those enrolled in its beta program. The feature will let users not only record their entire screen, but also choose to record a particular section. similar to macOS options with Quicktime.
While some users used the Xbox Game Bar to get by, this solution was only able to record individual apps.
Dave Grochocki, senior product manager for Windows Inbox apps, said the Snipping tool has always been a favorite for users of Windows Insider (the beta testing program), so the company wanted to bring the community built-in screen recording.
“We know that Snipping Tool is a favorite of the Insider community, so we’re very excited to introduce a built-in screen recorder with this update! Snipping Tool has always made it quick and easy to capture and share content from your PC, and with built-in screen recording, we’re extending those capabilities to even more types of content.
The screen recording tool is currently only available to those registered for beta testing. The report therefore notes that the feature will likely not be available to all users for “weeks or months”. Either way, it’s great to see Microsoft adding a feature that seems quite expected, especially as someone who’s been using macOS for years now.
The news comes the same day the FTC officially filed a lawsuit to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.