Screencast-O-Matic helps you capture video on all of your devices with the Desktop screen recorder, the ScreenPal Chrome extension, and our mobile applications.
Below is a brief explanation of each platform to help you determine when to use each one!
Desktop Screen Recorder
With our Desktop Screen Recorder you can easily capture any area of your computer screen for quick recordings. You also have the option to capture audio narration as you record and add your webcam for a picture in picture effect. When you use our Desktop Screen Recorder you can use our free drawing tools to add friendly feedback and easy-to-follow demos and tutorials.
Or, if you have an account, you can log in and launch the Screen Recorder using the Launch Recorder
) icon at the top of the page.
Limitations: Not compatible with Windows versions prior to 10, or with macOS versions prior to 10.13.
Our ScreenPal Chrome extension enables you to record video messages by capturing your computer screen, webcam, or both, from any text box or comment field in your favorite browser-based applications. Then, you and then share these video messages with friends or colleagues. This means less typing, fewer meetings, and better communication! You can edit your ScreenPal recordings to trim the beginning or end of your videos and remove unwanted information.
You can install the ScreenPal extension from the Chrome Web Store, here
For more information about how to install the extension, you can view this article
Limitations: Only for use within browser-based applications. Only available as an extension within Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Screencast-O-Matic mobile app
You can use our mobile app for Android and iPhone/iPad to record your screen on your mobile device and import videos from your phone's library. If you have a paid plan, you can also send mobile recordings to the Desktop Video Editor.
For information about recording your iPhone or iPad screen, click here
For information about recording your screen on an Android device, click here
Apple's operating system does not all you to capture both your screen and camera at the same time. Instead, you will need to overlay a facecam recording onto a screen recording. For information about how to do this, see the Add the facecam to a screen recording using iOS article
iOS versions previous to 12.0 are not supported, nor are Android versions prior to Android 9.
Start the tools (screen recorder, screenshots, editing)
There are several ways to start our tools, including: 1. From our web page. 2. From your Desktop, Windows tool tray or your Mac menu bar 4. Using the Google Chrome extension Web page You can start the free recorder from the screen recorder page. ...
Use Virtual Backgrounds
You can use the virtual background feature in the Screencast-O-Matic desktop recorder to blur or replace your background. These virtual backgrounds can help keep your video background private, show your personality, minimize distractions or better ...
I use Single Sign On to log into Screencast-O-Matic but I cannot access my Team Plan
When your organization configures Team Member access to the Screencast-O-Matic creator tools using Single Sign On (via SAML), it means that you can visit your team's access page and enter the username and password used to log into your organization's ...
Use a custom domain (CNAME)
Using a custom domain When you have a Solo Premier, Solo Max, Team Premier, Legacy Business or Education Team plan, or are using our Recorder API, you can use Screencast-O-Matic to host your content and configure it as a subdomain (for example, ...
Use a Channel Recorder button
What is a Channel Recorder button? Adding a Channel Recorder button enables your audience to launch the recorder and submit their content to your channel. The recorder button launches a version of the screen recorder, that contains a simplified ...