Knowing how to record screens in Windows 11 has become super useful. The rise of telecommuting, remote study and digital communications has made us have to resort to these types of tools to be able to show something to our co-workers or, simply, to communicate with other people through platforms such as Twitch.
However, not everyone knows what is necessary to record the screen in Windows 11. Many people probably believe that it is essential to install applications like OBS Studio, one of the most used to record and broadcast on Twitch. But the reality is quite different because the Windows operating system itself has a tool that allows you to record the screen in a simple way and without having to install anything.
Do you want to know how you can do it? Here, we are going to explain it to you step by step.
Record Screen in Windows 11
In Windows 11 you can record the screen while using any application or playing a video game. The recording also takes place in the background, so that you can capture those special moments that you want to immortalize without any interruption.
The first thing you must do to record the screen in Windows 11 is to open the System Game Bar, a series of options designed to record on video everything that is shown on your computer. The fastest way to open it is by using the Windows + G key combination. And, although the tool is designed to video record your games, you can actually use it to capture whatever you want, whether or not it is a video game.
Once inside we will find various options. The tool allows you to take a static capture (an image), record the Windows 11 screen in video, including the audio from a microphone connected to the computer, etc.
To start recording the screen in Windows 11, you just have to click on the record button. After three seconds, the recording of the application or game that you have in the foreground will start. During the process of recording the screen, you will see a floating bar to mute the microphone, see the duration of the recording and/or stop the recording.
If you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts instead of clicking on the corresponding buttons with the mouse or trackpad, note the following: you can take a screenshot with Windows + Alt + Print Screen, record the last moments of the game with Windows + Alt + G, start or stop recording with Windows + Alt + R and do the same with the microphone with Windows + Alt + M.
You Can Customize Video Recordings
The tool is prepared to record the screen in Windows 11 by simply pressing the record button, but it is possible that, for your particular needs, you want to make a change in its configuration. To do this, just go to Windows settings and enter the Games> Screenshots section.
In this section you can change the resolution of the video, indicate how long the clips you record with the Record last function should last, etc. You can also configure what is going to be recorded at the audio level: just the game, all or nothing.
When you’ve finished recording your screen, you can edit the video in the Xbox app in Windows 11. There you will have the opportunity to play the video, change its name or perform simple editing tasks such as shortening the duration. Then you can save it or publish it on social networks. And, once done, you can edit it with other more complete tools. By default, you will find the videos in the Videos> Captures folder of your Windows user.