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Windows 11 Snipping Tool Receives Handy New Feature

The Windows 11 Snipping Tool – which is still in preview – now allows users to pause screen recordings when they want.


Back in 2021, brought a new Snipping Tool to , giving users a native screen recording option on the platform. However, since then the tool has been locked in the Windows Insider Program as a preview. On the Windows 11 Dev Channel, a new update is reaching the that adds a pause button to the app.

Spotted by Windows enthusiast PhantomOfEarth, this is a small addition for sure, but it is also a handy feature that many users have been requesting. As the name suggests, the pause button allows users to pause screen recording whenever they want and resume recording again when they want.

Microsoft has also done some tweaking by removing the “Snip” and “Record” text and leaving just icons. However, some reports suggest this is a bug and not a permanent change, so I will keep an eye on that.

It is worth noting this is version 11.2212.24.0 of the Snipping Tool on Windows 11 Dev Channel, while the app is available to Insiders from the . To receive the new feature, you will need to update the app through the store.

Snipping Tool

The app takes the elements of Windows 10's Snip & Sketch but brings back the old Snipping Tool name. It gets some features directly from Snip & Sketch. Snip & Sketch provides more power and functionality than its predecessors, including a keyboard shortcut (Win+Shift+S) for easy access. Additional features include creating screenshots in random shapes and an in-built image editor.

Microsoft has not given an official date for the Snipping Tool to leave preview. However, it is expected to become widely available with the Windows 11 Moment 2 update next month.

Tip of the day: Windows now has a package manager similar to Linux called “Winget”. In our tutorial, we show you how to install and use this new tool that allows the quick installation of apps via PowerShell or a GUI.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.