Record your screen, edit, and share your videos with a formidable and practical Google Chrome extension that has a crazy amount of features
Screencastify is a super-popular Chrome extension. If you haven’t heard of it by now, it essentially helps you take quick, in-browser, and on-desktop screen recordings. These videos can be edited and easily shared, thanks to Screencastify’s amazing capabilities.
Record your screen and customize the experience
As soon as you install Screencastify, you will quickly understand why it is so popular. No matter your field of activity or how skilled you are with technology, thanks to the extension’s ability to offer a good user experience, you won’t have any difficulties using or understanding it.
The dropdown menu has three main screen recording options: browser tab, screen, webcam only. When enabled, the microphone option automatically detects all the voice recording devices you have available (currently connected to your PC). You can pick which one you prefer. The same mechanism applies to your webcam as well (choose what webcam you want, if you have multiple ones connected to your machine).
In both recording modes — the browser tab or the whole desktop — you can choose to record yourself on the webcam and place the video container on any side of the screen. At any moment, the video camera container can be expended/minimized or set to fullscreen mode.
Edit and share your screen recordings
The video you record using Screencastify will be automatically saved in your personal library. From there, you can edit, share, and/or view your content, all the time. Each video thumbnail will display the recording’s time and date, the video duration, and the file’s size. You can quickly edit your videos (using basic editing functions), and export your recordings in an MP4 format or send them to your Google Drive.
If you don’t need to edit your screen recording, you have the following options: download it, export it in MP4, export the audio only, or export the video as an animated GIF. If you only need to show the video content to someone else, copy the shareable link to the clipboard, and send it to whoever needs access to it. Other convenient video-sharing options offered by Screencastify would be: publish your video to YouTube, extract and use the embedded code (the video’s HTML code snippet), send the video address by Gmail, generate a QR code for accessing the video recording.
The smart extension that can do them all
Screencastify is an incredibly reliable utility. It is versatile, has a beautiful GUI, works perfectly, and never fails your expectations. Although it is just a plug-in, a browser extension, it is surely worth installing it. Even in the free version, you could get value from the first moment when you started using it.