How do I record my screen with voice/sound and webcam or create a GIF? How do I create a screen recording? How do I make a video recording?

CloudApp provides you with all the tools you need to visually communicate ideas, share feedback, and collaborate with friends and co-workers using video and GIFs. Easily record full or select parts of your screen with audio and even add your webcam. (You can also annotate images and GIFs with text, highlighters, arrows, blurs, emojis, and more.)

Record any part of your screen and webcam with sound in CloudApp.

Mac

Step 1: Select 'Record'

Step 2: Select your Preferences

Step 3: Click ‘Start recording’ to begin your capture 

Once you’ve selected your preferences, click ‘Start recording’ to begin recording.

Step 4: Click the red circle to end your Recording 

At the top of your screen, a red circle with a specified time indicates recording-in-progress. When you are ready to finish recording, simply click this red circle to end your capture.

Or you can use Shortcut keys that are customizable. Use shortcut 'Cmd + Shift + 6' to capture a section of your screen to start recording - the desktop equivalent of selecting the 'record' icon in the desktop app.  

Congrats! You’ve successfully finished your recording. 

Note: You can also use the shortcuts below to supersede these steps.You can also edit these shortcuts in your Preferences. 

Windows

Step 1: Select 'Record'

Step 2: Select the region 

After you click ‘Record,’ select your region by either clicking once or clicking and dragging the entire region. 

Step 3: Select your Preferences and press Start

Once your region has been selected, a preferences bar will appear. Use these buttons to adapt your recording according to your personal preferences. Your options include whether you want an HD video or GIF recording, whether you wish to include webcam footage, audio sourcing, etc. After adapting preferences, click the blue ‘Start’ button to begin the screen capture.

Step 4: Record and click ‘Finish’ when done

After you have finished recording your content, click the red ‘Finish’ button in order to end the recording. 

Congrats! You’ve successfully finished your recording. 

Note: You can also use the shortcuts below to supersede these steps.You can also edit these shortcuts in your Settings center. 



GIFS and Screen Recordings can be used to:

  • Communicate faster with your team - try our Slack Integration
  • Improve Customer Support & Customer Success - try our Zendesk Integration!
  • Explain products and features using GIFS
  • Report bugs and close them faster educational content - try our Trello or JIRA Integration!
  • Documentation & Knowledge base content - embed any of your content into your help center and documentation

Check out our other integrations here!

Please Note: GIFs can be no longer than 1 minute. If you are recording longer than 1 minute, we recommend switching to HD Video.

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