Screencast artwork

It’s already possible to record your screen on a Chromebook, but the built-in screen recorder is fairly basic. Google has now released an upgraded recorder that you can try out on your Chromebook.

Screencast is a new screen recorder for Chrome OS, with more options and features than the built-in recorder that has been available for a while. A camera feed appears at the bottom right corner of the recording, with your face and voice, and you can draw on the screen as you record. When the recording is finished, Screencast transcribes your words into text, and can upload the file to Google Drive for easy sharing.

The new app is mainly intended as a presentation tool for use in schools, but it can come in handy for other use cases too. For example, you could make a recording to show a friend or family member how to do a certain task on their computer, or use it to create a tech guide for publishing to YouTube and other sites.

You can try out Screencast by updating your Chromebook to Chrome OS 103, which is currently rolling out to all (supported) models. You can also just keep using the built-in screen recorder, which is accessible from the quick settings panel.

Source: Google

Profile Photo for Corbin Davenport Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport is the News Editor at How-To Geek, an independent software developer, and a podcaster. He previously worked at Android Police, PC Gamer, and XDA Developers.
Read Full Bio »