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How to screen record on your Chromebook using a Chrome extension

To screen record on your Chromebook, you ll first have to download a Chrome extension. There are several extensions you can use to screen record on your Chromebook, including Loom, Screencastify, and Screen Recorder. Here s how to screen record on your Chromebook using the Loom extension. Visit Business Insider s homepage for more stories. Chromebooks are fairly bare-bones when it comes to pre-loaded applications. And while that can help speed things up, it may also mean that you have to download extensions to do things that might have been a bit more seamless on other operating systems. For example, you can t screen record on a Chromebook without downloading an extension, like Loom, Screencastify, or Screen Recorder. Here s how to get it done with the Loom extension: Check out the products mentioned in this article: ASUS Flip 14-inch Chromebook (From $569.99 at Best Buy) How to add the Loom extension to your Chromebook 1. First go to to download the Loom extension. 2. Type loom into the search box in the upper-right corner. 3. The first search result that appears should say Loom - Video Recorder: Screen, Webcam and Mic with an orange logo. Click the blue Add to Chrome button to the right of it. 4. A box will pop up asking if you want to add the Loom extension and its features. Click Add extension. 5. Once the Loom application has been added to your Chromebook you should see an orange icon in the top-right of your menu bar. How to screen record on your Chromebook using Loom 1. Click the Loom icon in the top-left corner of your Chrome window. 2. Log in, agree to the terms of service and set up your account select Choose later when given the option to either download the extension or the app. 3. Open a new window, then click the Loom icon again. 4. Allow the extension to use your camera and microphone and set up the recording as desired be sure to switch over to Screen only in the left window for a straight screen recording, otherwise your webcam will activate and that image will appear in the lower-left corner of your recording. 5. Click Start Recording. 6. You ll get a countdown telling you when the recording has begun. To end the screen recording, click the green checkmark located in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Once ended, a new window will appear and you ll be given the option to download your recording, as well as to share the recording using a link. Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech: How to update your Chromebook to get the latest features and keep it secure How to restart a Chromebook to fix issues with your laptop How to factory reset your Chromebook computer, if you re selling it or a restart didn t solve your problem How to copy and paste on a Chromebook in 4 different ways SEE ALSO: The best Chromebooks you can buy Join the conversation about this story NOW WATCH: How autopilot on an airplane works

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