How To Use YouTube’s Built-In Options To Record Computer Screen?

How To Use YouTube's Built-In Options To Record Computer Screen

Now you must be wondering after reading the title that if it’s really possible to record computer screen using YouTube’s built-in options. Well, the answer is YES! Inside YouTube, there is an existence of less or fully unknown feature that you can use in case if you don’t have any other computer screen recording tools or the system in front of you hasn’t got any of them, whatever. This YouTube feature that we’re going to talk about will give you an amazing experience whenever you’d like to use it. In fact, you’ll no more have to purchase screen recording tools and install them on your computer. Honestly!

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This is going to be really handy for anyone but especially for those people who record their computer screen to provide tutorials mostly or record their tasks. Today you’ll get to know about YouTube’s less-or-fully-unknown feature that’ll allow you to record your computer screen instantly without much efforts. Here we go!

The step-by-step guide below will help you to better understand about using this feature comfortably to record your computer screen anytime you like.

Using YouTube’s Options To Record Computer Screen

Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Visit and log on to it.

Step 2. Click the “Upload” button above (as shown in the screenshot below).

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Step 3. Now the standard Upload options will appear on your screen. Head over to the right side and you’ll see two options; Import Videos and Live Streaming. Click Live Streaming.

How To Use YouTube's Built-In Options To Record Computer Screen

Step 4. Now as the screen appears, you’ll have to head over to the left side bar of the screen. There you’ll see “Live Streaming” menu from which you’ll have to choose Events option.

How To Use YouTube's Built-In Options To Record Computer Screen

Step 5. Now you’ll be seeing Create Live Event option on the screen, click on it. Or if it’s not your first time, then you might see the whole screen of Events with the option New Live Event at the top right corner of the page. Click on it.

How To Use YouTube's Built-In Options To Record Computer Screen

Step 6. Now on the page of create live event, YouTube will ask you for some information about your event. Follow the instructions below to see what to do.

How To Use YouTube's Built-In Options To Record Computer Screen

Put the following information in the form as it is necessary:

1. In the title bar, give a suitable title for your computer screen recording.

2. From the privacy menu, choose Private option as it’s necessary because you’re recording your Computer’s Screen.

3. Choose the type as: Quick (using Google Hangouts OnAir)

Step 7. Once you’re done with the above step, click ‘Go Live Now’ to begin broadcasting your event. As you’ll click on it, YouTube will ask you if you’re ready for the event. Simply click ‘OK’.

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Step 8. Now a new screen will open up as shown in the screenshot below. At the top of that screen, you’ll be seeing Microphone and Webcam icons, make sure to shut them off as you’re going to record the desktop of your screen, not yourself. LOL! 😀

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Step 9. Now at the left side of the screen, you’ll be seeing the few icon-options vertically like a list. Click on ScreenShare.

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Step 10. Now as the new screen must have appeared, you’ll be asked which screen you’d like to share. It means which screen you’d want to record. So, it’s up to you whether you choose ‘Entire Screen’ option or choose any of the other options available.


Step 11. Now you must be seeing your computer screen on the window and just you’re one step away to begin recording.

Step 12. Now click on ‘Start Broadcast’ option at the bottom of the screen and you’ll be prompted with the option that’ll tell you that you can only broadcast for up to 8 hours. Click ‘OK’ and POOF! Your computer screen recording has just begun and now you’re free to do whatever you want to record on the screen.

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Step 13. Once you’re done with the recording, you can click on ‘Stop Broadcast’ option and the screen recording will be stopped. Now what?

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Step 14. Now you’ll be seeing the ‘Links’ option at the bottom right of the window. Click on it and you’ll get the link of your computer screen recording video. Copy/Paste it to the address bar of your browser and you’ll watch what you’ve just recorded. You can now download the video as there are multiple video downloading tools available online to allow you so. 🙂

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This YouTube feature is less-known to many of the people and maybe that’s why you don’t know about it. But honestly, it’ll give you the wonderful experience with reliability. You can use this feature to record your computer’s screen anytime. 🙂

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post. Share your experiences with us. We’d be glad to know if this YouTube feature really helped you to record the best videos of your Computer Screen. 🙂

Best wishes!

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