Was issued System Android 11 for Google Pixel phone owners has already started to reach other Android smartphones as well, and there are a lot of new features in the new system, but one of the most interesting features is the built-in screen recording.
Screen Recording allows you to capture what’s happening on your phone screen without needing to use a second camera, it is a built-in feature System Android 11 for this year, so you do not need an additional application to start using this feature, and you can either record with audio through the microphone or your device or both.
How to use the screen recording feature included in Android 11:
The new screen recording feature can be accessed via the quick settings dropdown menu on your new Android 11 smartphone, just simply swipe down from the top of the screen to open the quick settings menu, and if you don’t see the screen recording icon – it’s a circle with a dotted outline – you might have To add them, and to add a screen recording button to your quick settings, follow these steps:
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings menu.
- Click on the pencil icon at the bottom left to modify the quick settings you want in the menu.
- Hold and then drag the Screen recording box to your list.
- Press the back arrow at the top of the screen to go back and save the new settings.
Once you have added the screen recording feature to your quick settings, you are ready to start shooting by tapping the icon to open the built-in feature. You can also then decide whether to record audio through the microphone or if you want to display where you touch the device to take snapshots.
Once you’ve selected your recording options, click Start, and you’ll see a three-second countdown, this gives you time to go to an app or screen if you don’t want your video to start recording from the home screen.
From here, you can capture everything you do on your phone in real time, and the recording continues to work in the background until you are ready to finish filming, and once done, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings menu again and press Stop.
The video will be saved automatically on your device, and if you are using a smartphone like (Google Pixel 4a), the video will be saved in Google photos in mp4 format. You will also receive a notification upon completion of the recording that allows you to quickly share the video via regular social media, as well as via email, SMS, Bluetooth and YouTube, and you can also save it directly to Google Drive.