Windows 11 New Feature: The Snipping Tool Will Finally Be Able To Screen Record

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The Windows Insiders who are registered in the Beta channel of the program are about to get some significant upgrades from Microsoft. The most recent upgrade for the Snipping Tool is really the most significant piece of news despite the fact that Windows 11 has received two new builds (versions 22621.1245 and 22623.125). With this update, Microsoft is integrating support for screen recording inside the app, making it simpler than ever before to record sections of your screen without the need for third-party applications.

Previously, the Xbox game bar was the sole tool integrated into Windows 11 that permitted screen recording. However, this function only allowed recording of certain applications; hence, you were unable to capture items like the desktop. The new Snipping Tool was made accessible to Insiders in the Dev channel during the previous year. However, it is now also available in the Beta channel, which should indicate that it will be made available to the broader public soon.  You will need to be running Snipping Tool version 11.2212.24.0 or a later version to use the screen recording functionality.

That is mostly in reference to what is really brand new on the Beta channel as of this week. Fixes are the primary emphasis of this week’s builds, including a number of issues that have been resolved in the Task manager for users who are operating Windows 11 builds 22623.1245.

It is interesting to note that Microsoft is not identifying any known problems for this version. This would seem to indicate that we are getting closer and closer to the last phases of test before the future “moment” update is made available to regular Windows 11 users. This is simply a little of guesswork on our part, but it is rather rare to see brand-new Insider builds that do not have any known bugs or problems.

Checking for updates in the Settings app will allow you to get the most recent release of Windows 11 if you are a participant in the Beta channel. Checking for updates in the Microsoft Store is something you’ll need to do if you want the most recent version of the Snipping Tool.

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.