Record your screen with the camera

You’re able to record your screen directly in the Flip camera. This allows to you present what’s on your screen while you also record audio and add other effects through the Flip camera.

How to record your screen

Important: To record your screen, you must open Flip in Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. To record your screen on your device, you must use a separate screen recording app and import your video into Flip. Learn how to import your video.

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. In the top left, click Camera Photo_camera.png.
    • You can also add a response directly in the topic.
  3. At the top right, click Options More.png > Record_screen.png Record screen.
    • To select a microphone that isn’t your default: Under “Mic,” click the down arrow Down_arrow.png. Then, select the microphone you want to use.
  4. Under “Capture your screen,” click Select a screen to record.
  5. In the “Choose what to share” window, select what you want to record.
    • To share a single browser tab: At the top, click either Microsoft Edge tab or Chrome Tab. Then in the selection window, select the tab you want to record. 
      • Check the "Share tab audio" if you wish to share system audio. 
    • To share a specific app: At the top, click Window. Then in the selection window, select the app window you want to record.
    • To share an entire screen: At the top, click Entire Screen. Then in the selection window, select the screen you want to record.
      • Check the "Share tab audio" if you wish to share system audio. 
  6. Click Share.
  7. Record your screen and audio.
    • If you want to pause, click Pause recording. When you’re ready to record again, click Resume recording.
  8. When you’re done, click Stop recording.

After you record your screen, you can review your video. Learn more about how to create a video.


How to update your device permissions

On Mac On PC
  1. Open your computer's System Preferences
  2. Select Security & Privacy.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. In the left menu, select Screen recording.
  5. Check the box next to the browser you use to open Flip.
    • If you can't check the boxes because they're grayed out, you have to allow yourself to make changes. In the bottom left, click the lock. In the “Password” text box, enter your password. Then, click Unlock.
  6. To make sure the changes take effect, restart your browser.

Note: If you have any issues allowing permission, visit this Apple help article.

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