Show finger taps when recording on your Android device

Show finger taps when recording on your Android device

The Screencast-O-Matic mobile application does not capture user gestures, such as taps and swipes, for display within the recorder, in order to protect your privacy. However, you can enable the Show taps functionality independently on your Android device and our application will capture these gestures, drawn by your operating system directly on the screen. 

This article discusses how to enable this feature on your Android device. For information about Apple devices see Show finger taps when recording your screen on iOS.

Configure Developer settings

1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.
2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap About phone.
3. Scroll to the bottom and select the Build number repeatedly.



After you tap the Build number approximately seven or eight times, your phone displays a message telling you that you are a developer. Please note that you might need to enter your password or PIN to enable the Developer options menu.

4. Next, click back to return to the Settings menu.
A new Developer Options option should now be displayed above About phone.


5. Tap Developer options.
6. Under Input, tap Show taps

Selecting this option will display all touch events on your screen.
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