Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder

Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder

The leading screen recorder for Chrome. Capture, edit and share videos in seconds.

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What is Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder?

Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder is a very popular Chrome extension by This extension has 10,000,000+ weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.99, and is most similar to Video Screen Recorder and Screen Recorder by Klip. The latest version, 2.75.0-b78123fb8, was updated 13 days ago.

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Install link: Chrome Web Store
Users: 10,000,000+
Version: 2.75.0-b78123fb8 (Last updated: 2023-01-20)
Creation date: 2020-06-23
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • alarms
  • notifications
  • unlimitedStorage
  • desktopCapture
  • system.cpu
  • activeTab
  • tabCapture
  • <all_urls>
  • webNavigation
Featured: Yes
Size: 24.62M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Screencastify is Chrome's most trusted video-creation tool. Create, edit, and share videos in seconds and quickly assess viewer understanding with Interactive Questions. Include your desktop, browser tab, and/or your webcam to showcase your presentation, ideas, and personality! 

🎬 Join an engaged community of video creators.
✔ Millions of weekly users
✔ Hundreds of millions of videos recorded
✔ Incredibly easy to learn and use 

🎥 Create engaging videos with our easy to use tools. 
▸ Capture your browser tab, desktop, and/or your webcam
▸ Narrate with your microphone’s audio
▸ Embed your webcam into the recording
▸ Annotate in real time to highlight key points

✄ Editing made easy
▸ Trim the start and end of your videos
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Risk impact

Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
I use screencastify literally everyday and love it, I can easily record and edit presentations/tutorials and viola, it gives me back time to my busy day!
by Erika Love Erika Love, 2023-01-31

Screencastify is great! So simple and easy to use for all my video creation/editing needs!
by Katie Callahan Katie Callahan, 2023-01-31

I love Screencastify! I use it all the time to create tutorials and give feedback. I'd recommend it to anyone who needs information to be communicated more clearly in an asynchronous manner!
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Similar extensions

Here are some Chrome extensions that are similar to Screencastify - Screen Video Recorder:

Video Screen Recorder Video Screen Recorder
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User count: 54,298
Rating: 56
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User count: 16,008
Rating: 51
Free 1-hr screen recording with voice and camera.
Hippo Video: Video and Screen Recorder Hippo Video: Video and Screen Recorder
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Best screen recorder for Chrome. Create, edit, and share your professional looking videos instantly.

The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

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