How to Use Loom Recording a Free Screen & Video Recording Software

How to Use Loom Recording a Free Screen & Video Recording Software

Record your Screen and Video for FREE with the Loom

In this video, I want to show you a great Google Chrome extension that will record your screen and your video camera for Free.

Whether you are a coach, a course creator or just want to guide a friend or a family member, like in my case, through a craft project, this is a very useful tool for you.

Loom Screen Recorder is a free video recording extension that allows you to record up to 100 videos with no time limit on the length of your videos.

Video Tutorial

Written Tutorial

How to download the Loom Extension

On Google, search for “Loom on Google Chrome”, click on the web store and download it. 

This is what your plug-in icon will look like:

How to use Loom Recording:

Open Loom by clicking on it.

On the sidebar, you will have the recording options. You can choose to record the Screen+Camera, Screen Only or Camera Only. If you don’t want to record yourself live, you have an option to put a nice picture of you instead.

With the Screen+Cam option, you can choose to record with the Full Desktop setting. This means that it will record the whole desktop background and any other tabs you have open. If you select Current Tab, this will record the tab you are working on only.

In the sidebar options, you can turn your Microphone Audio on and off and choose your Microphone Source. You can also choose your camera source and have the possibility to flip your Camera too.

The Control Menu, as well as a Recording Countdown, can be turned on from the relevant switches.

Your Camera circle can be set to a small, medium and large size and it can be moved to a different part of the screen according to your preference.

You are now ready to start recording. Click on the start recording button and you will be asked right away if you wish to record Your Entire Screen or the Application Window only. Remember that when you select “Application Window”, if there are more tabs open on the same application, it will record all the tabs.

When you start recording, you will see the Red Record Circle in the corner of your tab, if you hop on to the other tab, that circle will move with you.

From the Control Menu next to your camera you can choose X to cancel your video completely. The Pause button will let you pause your video and continue it later. The Red Play button is your finish recording button.

When you click your Finish Recording button, you will be redirected to an options screen. 

Here, you can send your video to someone, share it with a link. You can also add a password to the link that you are sharing with anybody. Another option is to change the privacy settings of your video. You can make it private or public. If you do decide to select public, your video will appear on google search. With the Pro Version, you can even add a call-to-action as well.

The Paid upgrade is $10/person/month

In the final page, you will also see a few options where you can edit your video. You can turn off the comments so nobody can comment on your video. If you choose to keep the comments on, you will be notified by email every time someone comments on your video.

You have an Emoji Reaction option. From this section, you can select whether you would like to allow your viewers to download the video and view your analytics.

Finally, click Save to save all the options and publish your new video.

How to Download Loom Videos

You can now download your video and perhaps upload it to Youtube or Vimeo. Your next option is if you want to delete the video completely. And you can Share your video to your social media platforms or embed it into a website. You also have a send to Slack button if you want to share it there.

How to Download your recorded video on Loom

That’s it! You have officially become a master at how to use Loom! What are your thoughts on it? Are you just using the Free Version of it or did you jump in and get the Pro Version?


Leave Behind More Than Your DNA

My interest in family history began long before I realized it would become a passion of mine. I try hard to live life with no regrets but I have to admit I regret not documenting my family history better when my grandparents were alive to answer questions and share stories.

Neither my mom nor my dad knew their paternal fathers or their paternal family.

As I got older and had children I started to wonder just who our ancestors were and how much truth there was in the folklore handed down? With the help of genealogy applications and years of research, I can now answer those questions.

sm0112-essex-moule-lNow you are probably wondering what this post has to do with Social Media Training for Beginners.

One of the driving forces behind our desire to put our training courses together was the desire to train and empower seniors to connect on social media sites.

We spend a lot of time in assisted living facilities. As we began to train them and watch their enthusiasm grow we began to realize the wealth of information they held about their own family histories.

By the time genealogy became a passion for me all of my grandparents and my mother had already left this earth for heaven so I did not have the luxury of picking their brains for all that valuable information.

I became painfully aware of how priceless that knowledge really is. I started to think about the fact that I wanted to leave more than my DNA to my children. I wanted to leave them the story of their heritage and the generations that preceded them.

annarossTo me, genealogy is the social media for past generations and our seniors hold the keys to unlocking that conversation.

That is why we are working on putting together a hands-on training course for Ancestry and Family Search.

Maybe some of you are like me and don’t have questions at this time in your life but imagine when the time comes that you do your bridge to the past is no longer there.

Now imagine that someone had given your grandparents the tools to document and store the answers to all those questions.

That is where we come in.

We want to help preserve your heritage.

Not only does the next generation benefit, but it gives our seniors a purpose that has immeasurable benefits. I can say from my own experience that researching my family history is one of the most addicting, time-consuming and rewarding hobbies I have.

I just wish I was retired so I could do it all day.

Stay tuned for our upcoming course. If you would like to be notified when the course goes live please take a moment and send us an email.

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