How to Stop Screen Recording on Chromebook🔥[Easy!]

Knowing how to stop screen record on Chromebook will help your stop recording and increase your privacy. Learn the details of how to stop screen record on Chromebook in this post.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Jan 24, 2024

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Just like any other operating system, Chromebook also provides a built-in screen recording feature to take screenshots and screen recordings. It is a very handy feature if you want to save or record anything on your screen. You may know how to screen record on Chromebook with audio. But do you know how to stop screen record on Chromebook?

We are here to help. Just follow the simple guide below to learn how to stop screen recording on Chromebook. It's important to know how to stop screen recording tool because it will record until you stop it.

Shortcut to Stop Screen Recording on Chromebook

You can stop screen recording on Chromebook with just a click. Follow the steps below to learn the shortcut to stop recording on Chromebook.

Step 1. If you want to record your screen on Chromebook. One is to use the Show Windows key, and the other is via the Screen Capture button in Quick Settings.

Show Windows key

Step 2. If you want to stop recording on your Chromebook, bring your cursor to the bottom right corner. Here, you will find a red dot. Click on it to stop the screen recording on a Chromebook. You will receive a notification above the status tray with the message screen recording taken.

Red Stop Dot

Step 3. To access the screen recording, navigate to Launcher on Chromebook > Files > Downloads folder. And to manage the type of screen recording and audio, click on Settings (gear icon) on the Screen Capture toolbar.

Chromebook Downloads Folder

🔥Here is a video tutorial on how to stop screen record on Chromebook in detail:

  • 00:15- Start recording on Chromebook
  • 00:32- Stop recording on Chromebook

Bonus: How to Disable Screen Recording on Chromebook

Well, you cannot anyhow disable Screen Recording on your Chromebook, but you can restrict or permit its usage. You can access the built-in features to manage the screen recordings.

1️⃣Enable the Lock Screen on Chromebook

This feature is turned on by default, but in case you want to check. This feature will disable Screen Capture, as it requires a screen lock to access the screen. Follow the instructions below:

Step 1. Open Settings on your Chromebook.

Step 2. Navigate to Connected Devices > Screen Lock.

Step 3. Enter the Lock Screen password, and toggle the button beside the Show lock screen when waking from sleep.

Enable the Lock Screen on Chromebook

2️⃣Restrict Apps on Chromebook

If you want to restrict apps from screen recording, the best thing is to turn off its permissions, so the app cannot access your screen. Follow the steps to do it.

Step 1. Open Settings and navigate to Google Play Store > Manage Android Preferences.

Step 2. Select Apps in the Device section. Here, you can turn off the required permissions.

Go to Manage Android Preferences on Chromebook

3️⃣Use a Guest Account

If you want to maintain your privacy on Chromebook, rather than adding your Google account, you can sign in as a guest user. You can log in directly with a guest account since you cannot download any app/browser with it. You are safe from external threats.

Use a Guest Account

How to Stop Screen Recording on Chromebook FAQs

Here are some of the most frequent FAQs asked on how to stop screen record on Chromebook. If you have similar queries hope this will help you.

1. How do I stop screen recording?

After the screen recording on your Chromebook starts, you can see a red dot at the bottom right corner of your screen. Tap on it to stop recording. This will save the recording in the downloads section.

2. How long can you screen record on Chromebook?

As of now, you can screen record on Chromebook for unlimited time. The Chromebook will continue recording until the user stops the recording or if the device runs out of storage.

3. How do I stop my Lenovo from recording?

If you are recording the Lenovo screen with the Xbox Game Bar, you need to press Windows + Alt + R to start and stop the recording. If you are using any third-party apps, the process to stop the recording may vary depending on the software.


It is very important to know how to stop screen record on Chromebook. If you are not stopping the recording, the device will keep on recording. This post details how to stop screen record on Chromebook and manage screen recording on Chromebook. In the end, it's up to you to decide what restrictions and privacy you want on your Chromebook.

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