Microsoft could possibly be working on a new feature for the Snipping tool app

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The Snipping tool is a cool feature that is part of the Windows 11 operating system that allows users to quickly capture, edit, and save a screenshot. For some time now, there have been indications the tool is set to get a major update.

It now seems that the tool will get additional capabilities, transitioning it from being a tool that helps users take screenshots to a utility that lets them screen record the display on their PCs. The tool now features a Record button as spotted by Reddit user SubjunctiveQuaver.

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If indeed this is something that Microsoft is working on and intends on releasing to the public, it will provide users with an in-built option that they can easily use to make GIFs, record their gameplay, and more rather than having to use third-party apps like ShareX to achieve the same.

Microsoft could possibly be working on a new feature for the Snipping tool app - - December 8, 2022

The screenshot shared above details how one can make use of the new feature in the Snipping tool. All you need to do is launch the app, then hit the Record button to switch from Snip mode to Record mode. Then, click on the +New button and select the part of your screen that you want to record by clicking and holding, and by dragging the cursor across the screen. Next, release the mouse button once the desired area you want to record is covered, and click on the Start button in the overlay menu to initiate the recording process.

At the moment, the feature seems to be limited to a handful of users subscribed to the Windows Insiders program. As is the case with most of these features, Microsoft usually tests them out with a controlled number first, gets feedback from them, makes enhancements then rolls it out to general availability. In the meantime, be sure to check out our guide on how to open and use the Snipping tool using keyboard shortcuts.

Per the screenshot shared, to access this screen record feature in the Windows 11 Snipping Tool you must be running version 11.2211.11.0 or later. Do you have access to this feature? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

via: BetaNews

Image via: SubjunctiveQuaver

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