How to Screen Record Video on Chrome Browser?

Learn how to screen video record on Chrome browser. You can use the built-in software programs on the operating system or third-party browser extensions.

There are quite a few instances where you might consider screen recording a video on your Chrome browser. Quite recently, we were watching a two-hour-long movie online. There was one combat scene that managed to catch everyone’s attention and we decided to record just that very moment.

While there were quite a few options to do so, none turned out to be quite a feasible one. For example, we could have downloaded the entire movie and then cropped the desired segment.

However that doesn’t only call for a lot of manual efforts, but it would have also unnecessarily exhausted our network bandwidth. Likewise, capturing it on our smartphones didn’t manage to preserve the original video quality.

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Then scratching our heads, we found out a few worthy alternatives to carry out the aforementioned. So without further ado, let’s check out these methods to screen record videos on Chrome.

Screen Record Video on Chrome via Windows Game Bar

Windows OS comes with a built-in screen recorder tool. While it’s mostly used to record gameplay moments, you could expand its functionalities to other domains as well. And this is what we would be doing in this section.

  1. So start by going to the Windows Settings page using Windows + I shortcut keys.
  2. Then head over to Gaming and enable the Game Bar toggle.
    Enable Game bar in Windows 10 OS
  3. Once that is done, launch Chrome and go to the video that needs to be recorded.
  4. Now hit the Windows + G shortcut key combinations to bring up the Windows Game Bar.
  5. Click the Capture button.
    Capture screen video using Game Bar in Windows
  6. Next up, hit the Start Recording button to begin the recording.
    Record the screen with Game Bar
  7. Once you are done with the recording, hit the Stop button situated at the top right.
    Stop button recording in Game Bar
  8. That’s it. The video stands saved. Open the Windows Game Bar and click on Show all Captures.
    Show all captures in Game Bar in Windows
  9. Now select the recorded video from the left menu and hit the Play button.
    Game Bar Gallery in Windows

The biggest perk of this method is the fact that you don’t need to download any additional app or software. On the flip side, it’s just the barebone recorder with no advanced feature set. For some, it might do the job, but if you don’t belong to this category, then check out the next method given below.

Screen Record Videos on Chrome via Third-Party App

If the Windows native screen recorder didn’t manage to check-mark all the prerequisites, then you may take the help of a third-party app. In this regard, the Screencastify extension turns out to be quite a decent alternative. Let’s check out how to make full use of this extension:

  1. Head over to Chrome Web Store and download Screencastify – Screen Video Recorder
  2. Then click on Add to Chrome followed by Add Extension in the popup that appears.
    Screencastify Screen Video Recorder Add to Chromeonce the extension is added, you should see its icon right next to the address bar.
  3. Now head over to the desired video on Chrome and click on the Screencastify icon from the menu bar.
  4. Sign in with your Google Account and then go to the Browser tab option.
  5. Now click on Record and the process will start.
    Record the screen using Screencastify extensionThe extension will lay down some additional menus in the bottom left corner of your screen. From here, you could carry out edits on the video being recorded. These include the option to draw or doodle on the video, take a screengrab, among others.
    Draw doodle on video using screencastify
  6. Once the intended video has been recorded, click on the Screencastify extension icon and hit the Stop button.
    Stop recording in screencastify extension
  7. The recorded video will be automatically saved to Google Drive and you could easily access the same anytime you wish.
    Copy shareable link in Google Drive using Screencastify

The benefit of using this extension is that it directly saves your recording over to the clouds. Likewise, it also beholds some additional nifty features such as directly publishing the video to YouTube, embedding it via HTML, or downloading a copy to your PC.

However, the biggest drawback is that it only records for a limited time,  you will have to shell out some bucks to enjoy its full capabilities.

Bottom Line: Screen Record in Chrome

So with this, we conclude the guide on how to screen record videos on Chrome. We have shared two different methods for the same. As you might have noticed, both of them come with their fair share of USP and caveats.

In my opinion, I usually stick with the Windows default screen recorder. The reason is that I don’t usually have to carry out advanced editing functionalities on the video being recorded.

Furthermore, the privacy risk is always there if you are screen recording using a third-party tool. Hence the Game Bar option does its job for me without any issues.

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With that said, we would love to hear your opinions on the same. Do let us know in the comments which method you ultimately settled for.

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