How to record your screen in Windows 10- Explained

How to record your screen in Windows 10- Explained

Many of us often fail to notice the built-in screen recording feature that comes with Windows 10! XBox Game Bar is a screen recording utility that comes with Windows 10. You can record your screen, take screenshot and even host live videos of gaming. Follow the steps and start recording your screens right away.

Step 1- Press Windows+G at the same time when you want to capture your screen. The XBox dialog box opens.

Step 2- Check the box that asks "Is this a game?" This is mandatory irrespective of what you're recording.

Step 3- Click the "Start recording" button or Windows+Alt+R to start recording your screen.

Step 4- After you're done recording, click the red recoding button to stop recording.

Voila! The recorded videos are saved as mp4. files in the Videos folder under Captures. You can also edit the recorded video in the XBox Game bar application.

The above method is the easiest to record your screen in Windows 10. But, it is a basic feature and you cannot perform complex functions with it.

Capturing the screen has become a vital part of our jobs these days, be it a teacher taking virtual lessons or a software tester reporting a bug. There is a vast variety of screen recording tools available for various different needs.

How to choose the best screen recording tool based on your need?

  1. If you are a teacher/ content creator, you will have to record yourself and the screen at times. For this, you can opt for a basic screen recording with a few editing features.
  2. If you are a software tester, you will often have to submit screen recordings with your bug reports. For this, you have to choose a tool that allows you to annotate, edit and gives a shareable link. Bonus points for tools that can upload technical logs automatically along with the recording!
  3. There are screen recording tools made exclusively for gamers! If you are a gamer, you can choose a tool that allows you to host live gaming videos.

It might get overwhelming to choose among the available tools. After all, a video is worth a thousand words and a good screen recording software can save you from typing 1000 words!

We have put together a list of 10 Best Screen Recording Tools for Windows with their pros and cons. Some of these tools are completely free. We believe that you will be able to land on the right tool with the help of this article.

Let's explore the list!