New Update Windows 11's Snipping Tool - New Features

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Soon, Windows users may use the Snipping Tool on Windows 11 to record a video of the screen. Microsoft is testing the functionality currently in Insider Builds. News that Microsoft is working on screen capturing functionality for its Snipping Tool leaked during the Surface Event of 2022. Microsoft shared the information in a video reel, but did not confirm it explicitly at the time.

Now, select Windows Insider users may test the screen recorder feature on Windows 11 Insider machines. Microsoft added a new Quest that asks testers to test the new functionality of the screen recorder and, if possible, provide feedback on the functionality.

The prerequisites for the test are Windows 11 and Snipping Tool version 11.2211.11.0 or later. The latest release version of the Snipping Tool has a slightly lower version than that.

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Windows 11's Snipping Tool will soon let you add shapes to your screenshots​

Microsoft is working on some new features for Snipping Tool, Windows 11's default app for screen recording and taking screenshots. Following the addition of screen recording and optical image recognition (OCR), the company is about to introduce the ability to add basic shapes to your screenshots.

The feature was spotted by the ever-giving source of insights into Windows 11 preview builds, @PhantomOfEarth. He managed to unearth the Snipping Tool's shape features by messing around with the system's internals. Sadly, the updated app is not rolling out to Windows Insiders, so getting it to work requires more software magic than just installing the latest update or enabling a command. Still, the published video gives plenty of info on what is about to come.


 

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Snippng Tool is getting emoji, HDR, and QR code support​

Microsoft is working on new features for Windows 11's default screenshot-taking application, Snipping Tool. The app will soon let you add emojis to your screenshots, detect QR codes, and perform HDR correction after taking screengrabs on HDR monitors.

The ability to add emojis to screenshots in the Snipping Tool app will join the recently introduced shapes and forms. In addition to drawing squares, circles, lines, and arrows, Snipping Tool will offer users a seemingly limited set of emojis to spice up screenshots and make them a little more fun: stars, hearts, eyes, thumbs up/down, and more.


 

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