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How to record a claap video using the Claap Desktop App
How to record a claap video using the Claap Desktop App

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Start a recording

You can start recording by clicking on:

  1. Clicking on the Claap icon from your Mac's menu bar

  2. + New claap button in the lateral bar

This displays the Claap popup. From top to bottom, you have many options in the popup to configure your recording:

  1. Claap app: Open the Claap app by clicking on the Claap logo.

  2. Workspace: Select the workspace in which you want to record your claap. Note that this option is only available when you have many workspaces.

  3. Inbox: Access your Inbox by clicking on the Inbox icon.

  4. Preferences: Click on the to:

    1. Enable or disable the recording countdown

  5. Name: Add a name to your claap.

  6. Topic: Categorize your claap in a topic.

  7. Configure your recording settings:

    • Screen and Camera: Records your screen and camera

    • Camera only: Coming soon!

    • Screen only: Only records your screen

  8. Video and Microphone sources: Select video and microphone sources. By default, your built-in webcam and microphone are selected.

Once satisfied with your settings, click Record claap to display the screen selector.

Your settings are automatically saved for your next recording.

Select the screen to record

Once here, a window is displayed so you can select the screen or window to be recorded. You can record:

  • Screen: Your entire screen.

  • Window: A specific window of your desktop.

Control your recording experience

A recording overlay is displayed at the bottom left of the screen during the recording. It provides options to control the recording:

  • Filters: Apply one of the available filters to your camera

  • Close camera: Switch to screen only

  • Stop the recording lets you Delete, Restart or Save your recording

  • Pause the recording. You can then resume the recording by clicking again on the button.

  • Pin this moment lets you add a timestamped bookmark in the claap video comments section

The self-camera can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the screen, before and during the recording.

Keyboard shortcuts

Add a comment: Ctrl + Shift + C

Stop the recording: Ctrl + Shift + Enter

Pause the recording: Ctrl + Shift + Space

Save your claap video

Once you’re done with your recording, click on the Stop recording button and Save it. This redirects you to the Claap app where you can review your claap and share it with teammates.

Tip: Assign the Claap app to "All Desktops"

If you use several virtual "Desktops" on your mac, we highly recommend to assign the Claap app to All Desktops in order to have the camera overlay follow you as you switch between your different desktops during your recording:

Right-click on the Claap icon > Options > Assign To All Desktops

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