How to record Desktop screen using Screencastify chrome extension

Record PC/laptop screen with screencastify Chrome Extension

Do, you want to record your computer screen for making a youtube video or any other tutorial, but don’t know how to do it, then you are at the right place because today  I am going to share a complete guide on ” How to record PC/laptop screen “. So, without wasting time, let’s start.

How to download and configure Screencastify extension on PC.

Note:  Screencastify lite version is totally free, but if you want to access more advanced feature such as crop, trim etc then you need to upgrade your account to a premium version.

  • First, you need to open Chrome browser on your PC or laptop.
  • Just click on  “Menu” option and go to ”  More Tools  >> Extension


  • Now, scroll down the page and Tap on ” Get More Extensions
  • Search ” Screencastify” extension and click on ” Add to Chrome ” option


  • Now, a popup is open on your screen, click on ” Add Extension “


  • Once, your download is complete, you will see “Screencastify ” extension logo on your Chrome browser, just tap on it.


  • Now, press on ” Allow ” to give permission for camera/microphone access.
  • Finally,  choose the location where you want to store your recording, you can either choose “Google Drive ” or ” Locally on this device “.



  • Click “Next” and sign in using a Google account
  • Now, the configuration is complete.

How to record Laptop/PC screen with Screencastify

Note: If you are using free version then you can only record video up to 10 minutes long, that’s why I recommend you to buy premium version for getting more additional features and benefits.

  • Click on “screencastify “extension logo located at the top right corner of the webpage
  • Now, a dialog box appears on your screen, just select what you want to record either Tab, desktop or cam.


  • If you want to record your voice then enable ” Microphone ” option, else disable it. ( It also gives several additional options such as record “Tab audio” or “System audio”   )
  • Finally, click on ” Record ”  button to start your recording ( You can easily “Pause” or “End your recording “)
  • You can watch recorded video by going to  ” Your Recordings ” section.



So, through this way, you can easily record computer screen without downloading any other additional software or plugin such as Java, Flash etc.


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