Microsoft has been beefing up the Windows 11 Snipping Tool in recent weeks. In December, Microsoft updated the feature to add a screen recording function before improving on that with the ability to pause when recording. That tool was limited to the Dev Channel for Windows Insiders but is now graduating to the Beta Channel.
Back in 2021, Microsoft brought a new Snipping Tool to Windows 11, 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.
Microsoft's updated version of the app from December 2022 was also locked in the Dev Channel. That is now changing as it seems the company has stabilized the app and is rolling it to the Beta Channel.
Specifically, Snipping Tool version 11.2212.24.0 is available for Insiders on the Beta Channel and now allows them to pause their recordings.
The Snipping Tool 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.
Microsoft has not given an official date for the Snipping Tool to leave its preview. However, it is expected to become widely available with the Windows 11 Moment 2 update next month. This update certainly lends more fuel to that rumor.
Tip of the day: The Windows Clipboard history feature provides the functionality across device, space, and time, letting you copy on one computer and paste the text days later on a different PC. All of it is possible via the Windows 10 clipboard manager, which lets you view, delete, pin, and clear clipboard history at will.
In our tutorial we show you how to enable the feature, clear clipboard history, and enable/disable clipboard sync to meet your preferences. You can also create a clear clipboard shortcut for quick removal of stored content.