How to capture highlight gameplay using Windows 10 Xbox app [tutorial]

Recording gameplay in older Windows versions required installation of third party applications. With Windows 10, Microsoft has made life easier for gamers with the introduction of Xbox app. Windows 10 Xbox app now lets you use a keyboard shortcut or a simply click of a button to capture potential highlight reels, all in a hurry. If you are yet to try this new Windows 10 feature, make sure that you follow the steps below.

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  1. Click the Start button to open the Start menu.
  2. Launch Windows 10 Xbox app from the Start menu. This app should be among the default apps in this screen. If you can’t find Windows 10 Xbox app, try to search for it. Also, make sure that you’re logged in to your Microsoft account.
  3. Verify that Game DVR is enabled. Game DVR option can be accessed under Settings>Game DVR. If you want to enable to Record That feature to allow your PC to capture the last 30 seconds of your gameplay, you can also do that here.
  4. Launch your game. There are a lot of games that are supported by this Windows 10 Xbox app. Most games from Origin, Steam, or Windows 10 Store should work.
  5. Press Windows ¬†key + G and hit the box that says Yes, this is a game. This will confirm that you’re trying to open a game.
  6. Click the red record button on the Game Bar (or press Win + Alt + R) to begin recording your gameplay. If you don’t want the recording timer to show, press Win + Alt + T.
  7. To stop recording, press Win + Alt + R once more, or pull up the Game Bar and press the stop button.
  8. To view your recorded gameplay, return to the Xbox app and select the Game DVR tab.

Remember, as long as Record That feature is enabled, you can always hit Win + Alt + G to instantly record the last 30 seconds of your game. If you weren’t fast enough to record a historic part of the game, just do a quick Win + Alt + G and you’ll have that part of your game recorded.


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