Screen recording is one of those activities that has become somewhat of a global pastime. Whether you’re a Twitch streamer and YouTuber like LilSimsie or Plumbella, a content management consultant, or even just a stay-at-home blogger, good screen recording software on Chrome can make communicating with your client base and audience a whole lot more efficient and convenient.
To that end, here’s the list of our top 10 favorite screen recording extensions for Chrome!
This is a completely free screen recorder extension for Chrome that lets you capture everything on your PC’s screen and record it. While the default screen resolution for the recordings taken with this extension is 1080p, there are numerous resolutions to choose from. You can also change the frame rate for the recordings between 10fps to 60fps. The recordings are set to 24fps as a default so that the extension runs smoothly on a wide range of PC setups.
This extension also comes with other options like switching the source of your recording’s audio between your microphone and system audio or turning it off completely if you want a mute recording. Lastly, you have instant sharing options on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Screen Recorder (Scre.io)
This is a particularly powerful screen recorder extension for Google Chrome by Erich Behrens. Even though all screen recorders essentially perform the same core function, the additional features are what set this one apart from others in the genre. Compatible with Windows 10 and 11, this screen recorder lets you record videos from your PC’s camera or screen and is completely free to use.
Unlike some others that we tested to compile this list, Scre.io doesn’t place any watermarks over your recordings. It also lets you record unlimited videos and doesn’t require you to sign up before you’re able to use the service. The extension also works offline, unlike many screen recorder Chrome extensions, and you can skip and seek through any videos recorded with this free utility. The developer states that more settings are inbound. However, the utility hasn’t had an update since May 2021.
Screen & Webcam Recorder
This is a much more recent screen recorder extension for Google Chrome than the previous alternative, having been updated last in May 2022. Much like the previous two, this screen recorder extension lets you capture screen recordings and camera footage. This extension also lets you switch the source of the audio for your recording and offers unlimited recordings for free.
As far as screen recorder extensions for Chrome go, this one is incredibly easy to use and offers a decent range of options from setup to languages. In total, as of the most recent update at the time of writing, there are 10 languages to choose from. This screen recorder utility supports three different recording modes; Single tab, active browser, and full desktop screen. This means you have more freedom when it comes to fine-tuning the setup for your project.
Vimeo Record – Screen & Webcam Recorder
Here’s a screen recorder with a name other than just ‘screen recorder.’ Vimeo Record is a free web-based screen recorder extension for Google Chrome targeted at content creators. The idea behind Vimeo Record is that humans speak 7x faster than we type. Therefore, it’s sometimes easier to carry a message over in a verbal video format through text.
Vimeo Record is another incredibly powerful tool, allowing you to choose between recording your screen, voice, or face, or even a mix of the three for an immersive proposal or gameplay reaction video, among others. Vimeo Record also works hand in hand with Vimeo, and every video you record will automatically be uploaded to the popular platform for you.
REC – High-Quality Screen Video Recorder
REC – High-Quality Screen Video Recorder is a free Chrome extension tool for easy high-quality recordings. There isn’t much more to this extension than that, but what it does do, it does incredibly well. Like the others, REC – High-Quality Screen Video Recorder offers completely unlimited free video recordings, and it also allows you to play around with your recording setup.
You can either showcase your face from your webcam, your screen, or just your voice, or even a combination of all three. The best thing about REC – High-Quality Screen Video Recorder is that its recordings are natively set to 4k resolution, making it one of the highest quality screen recorder extensions on the Chrome web store.
Free Screen Recorder
This next free screen recorder Chrome extension was developed by deep.barca. Free Screen Recorder is one of the simplest and most lightweight screen recorder extensions for Google Chrome on the market. Even though it’s not as feature-loaded as some of our other top 10 picks, it gets the job done well and won’t fry your system while it works.
One cool feature that Free Screen Recorder has is a simple drag & drop function. Once you’ve made your recording, you can simply drag & drop the file into your browser, and it’ll play your recording back to you. The most recent update applied a few bug fixes, such as an audio-echo bug, and you can now choose between different recording quality settings.
Presentations2Go – Screencast Recorder
Here’s another uniquely named screen recorder Chrome extension for you. Presentations2Go – Screencast Recorder is a free utility that lets you create professional screencasts and recordings from any Chromium-based browser. All you need to do is add a webcam and start recording. Presentations2Go – Screencast Recorder doesn’t impose any limitations pertaining to screen recording length or how many you can create.
This free utility also doesn’t add any watermarks to your recordings and lets you customize the resolution. Another cool feature of Presentations2Go – Screencast Recorder is that you can initiate a side-by-side capture of what’s on your desktop and your webcam. This means more options for immersive content than just the usual picture-in-picture format.
Movavi Screen Recorder for Chrome
This awesome screen recording utility comes to you from Movavi Software Inc. and lets you capture quality screen recordings in just one click. Most of the features of Movavi Screen Recorder for Chrome are the same genre-standard offerings that the rest of the items on this list have. But it does have some nifty tricks that not all screen recorders offer. One of these features is the ability to grab any sounds from a current webpage and use it in your recording.
You can also embed your webcam image into the recording itself for a really cool reaction channel-type video for a video-sharing platform like YouTube. Another thing that Movavi Software Inc. mentioned is that this screen recorder extension for Chrome is completely private, and no one else has access to what you record unless you share it.
Screen Recorder for Google Chrome™
This is a neat utility to add to your Google Chrome or another Chromium-based browser. Screen Recorder for Google Chrome lets you capture screen recordings straight from your browser. This is not revolutionary in the least, but some screen recorders are better than others, and this is one of the highest-rated. Screen Recorder for Google Chrome achieved an install count of over 200,000 users worldwide, and from a staggering 10,000 reviews has reached a rating on the Chrome web store of four stars out of five.
This is remarkable compared to the 20-something reviews a lot of similar apps have. Essentially, all you need to do to start recording once you’ve added this extension to Chrome is hit Start Capture, and the software will do its thing. At around 2MB in size, this is one of the smallest extensions of its kind, and its reviews on how effective it proves it’s one of the best.
Wondershare DemoAir – Screen Recorder
This is a free screen recording extension for Chrome by Wondershare. Wondershare DemoAir – Screen Recorder is one of the more powerful and feature-loaded utilities on our list. You might say we saved the best for last. Even though it only has 16 reviews, it has a rating of 4.5 stars out of five. Part of this may be due to the impressive list of features it has, such as easy on-the-go video editing and super convenient sharing options. You can add annotations to your video recording, apply mouse highlights, and even trim the ending or beginning of your videos for the perfect high-impact content.
You can also save videos automatically to Google Drive, as well as interact with other Google IPs such as YouTube, Google Classroom, and Gmail. Another cool feature is the video management function that lets you manage all your videos in one interface. You can separate content into different folders from here and even rename, delete and view the videos with one click.