Use Xbox Game Bar to capture game clips and screenshots on Windows 10

Video: Capture and share with Xbox Game Bar

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While you’re playing a game, press the Windows logo key+ G to open Xbox Game Bar.

  1. Choose Home > Broadcast & capture.
  2. Choose Captures, then Start recording or Take screenshot or Record last….

    Record last… turns the most recent moments of play into a game clip when background recording is turned on. Set the duration in Windows Settings > Gaming > Captures.

Note The Start broadcasting button starts a live broadcast on Mixer. Learn more at Broadcast your game with Mixer on Windows 10.

Find your game clips and screenshots by opening Game Bar and selecting Home > Captures.

Want quicker access to capture options? Get customization tips.

To share captures to Twitter:

  1. Open Game Bar.
  2. Select Home > Captures, then choose a capture.
  3. Press Share to Twitter. (When you post for the first time, give Game Bar permission to use your Twitter account. You can deauthorize any time in Twitter settings.)
  4. Enter a message, then select Share.

For more info, see Adjust capture settings on Windows 10.

Notes

  1. To capture game footage, make sure the Record in the background while I’m playing a game check box is selected in Game Bar settings (or turn it on in Windows Settings > Gaming > Captures).
  2. For some PC games, Game Bar won’t appear full screen. To start and stop recordings without Game Bar, use the keyboard shortcut Windows logo key+ Alt + R. The screen will flash to indicate the start and end of recording. If background recording is on, Windows logo key+ Alt + G will record the last moments of play.
  3. If the shortcuts don’t work for a full-screen game, press the Windows logo key+ G. The screen will flash twice to confirm that the game is recognized. Then, re-open the game full screen.

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