How to Record Screen in Chrome OS without Any Extension


Luckily, Chrome OS comes with a built-in tool for recording the screen, so no extra tool or extension is required.

Here’s how to record screen in Chrome OS using its built-in feature:

Using Keyboard Shortcut

Step 1: Open Chrome OS snipping tool by pressing “Shift + Control + Show Windows” key on your keyboard.

Show windows key is normally 5th key to the right at function row (1st row) on Chromebook keyboard.

Step 2: A snipping tool menu will appear at the bottom of the screen, above the dock. Select “Screen record” option.

Step 3: Now you will have option to record full screen, partial screen or record a window. Select your option and the screen recording will be started

To stop the recording, click “Stop recording” icon at bottom right of the snipping tool menu.

Using Cursor

So for if you are unable to use keyboard shortcut to record screen in Chrome OS, you can still do so using only the cursor

Step 1: Click on the “Clock” icon which will be present at the bottom right corner of screen.

Step 2: Click on the “top arrow” to expand the menu.

Step 3: Once menu is expanded, you will see option “Screen capture”. Click on that to open snipping tool.

From here onward, follow from step 2 of method # 1 above.

Unable to find Snipping Tool?

If you are unable to access the snipping tool to record screen on your Chrome OS device, then make sure you are running the latest supported version of Chrome OS.

This is because this screen recording feature was not present in earlier versions of Chrome OS, so if you are running an outdated version, you won’t have access to this feature.

Got Windows computer and want to try Chrome OS? Check out our this guide: Install Chrome OS Flex on your Old Computer

Where are Recordings Saved?

So you are done with recording, but wondering where it is saved? Well, all the screen recordings in Chrome OS are saved in “Downloads” folder.

However, you can also change the folder where you want them to be saved, by selecting “Setting” options in the snipping tool and then clicking on “Select folder” option.


To conclude, for recording screen on Chromebook without using any 3rd party extension, you need to open Chrome OS snipping tool by either using keyboard shortcut or mouse cursor, and then select “Screen record” option.

So there you go people, we hope you find this guide useful.