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Discover Loom’s Mac screen recorder features

  • Start recording your voice, screen, and audio in a few clicks
  • Record high-quality videos in up to 4K
  • Trim and stitch your recordings together
  • Use Loom AI to remove filler words and pauses
  • Share links to new screen recordings
  • Take Loom on the go with iPhone and Android apps

More than 25 million people across 400,000 companies choose Loom

Record your screen and camera

No need to be a video editing pro—getting started with Loom is easy. Put a friendly face on your presentations by recording your webcam and computer screen in just a few clicks. Our screen selection tool allows you to eliminate distractions by choosing which area to record.

Built-in audio recording tools capture your presentation narration and system sounds so you can easily create shareable walkthroughs and decks.

Make instant edits

Instantly add personality and highlight important details with Loom’s video editing tools. Our native Mac screen recorder unlocks a full kit of add-ons like virtual backgrounds, easy-to-use recording controls, and the ability to stitch together video clips.

Accessibility features ensure everyone can access your content. Add closed captions, create transcripts in 50+ languages, and suppress background noises for crystal clear messages.

Share your videos in a snap

Done recording? Instantly share your videos without waiting for rendering or processing. All you need to do is copy the link or embed your video in supported apps like Slack, Gmail, Google Docs, Zoom, and more.

Video viewers can add time-stamped notes and emoji reactions, or you can adjust privacy settings so only you have access to your recordings.

Keep your videos in one place

Automatically add your videos to the Loom HQ library where you can save recordings to watch later, edit audio and video, and update sharing permissions. Plus, tags and folders allow for easy organization.

Loom HQ is an ideal video hosting solution for all your Zoom meeting recordings and team documentation. Capture knowledge and share it with teammates during onboarding, project kick-offs, and more.

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Get to know Loom’s free screen recorder for macOS

How do you record video on a Mac?

While Macs have a built-in screen recorder you can access by pressing Command + Shift + 5, you can use free screen recorders like Loom to capture your screen, webcam, and system audio. Here’s how to start recording on Mac for free with Loom:

  1. Sign up for Loom and download the Chrome extension or macOS web app.
  2. Open the web app or extension, then adjust which part of your screen you want to record.
  3. Turn your webcam recording on or off.
  4. Turn your microphone recording on or off.
  5. Press record and start presenting after the countdown timer!

Loom also offers functionalities that the free Mac screen recorder doesn’t have, including the following:

  • Background templates add personality and color
  • Videos are automatically uploaded to Loom HQ
  • Instantly share videos with a link
  • Use Loom AI to remove pauses and filler words
  • Add speaker notes to keep yourself on track with the Loom desktop app
How do I record my Mac screen without QuickTime Player?

If your Mac is running macOS Mojave 10.14 or later, you can press Command + Shift + 5 to access the screenshot mode and record your screen. However, this built-in recording feature may feel too limited, especially if you need a way to create professional recordings or instantly share them without waiting to upload them online.

Loom is a feature-filled alternative to QuickTime Player and your Mac’s built-in screen recording tool. Along with instantly sharing your videos with a link, Loom offers multiple ways to turn a basic screen recording into a powerful communication tool:

  • Record your webcam alongside your screen
  • Add backgrounds and webcam frames
  • Easily reference speaker notes while you record
  • Instantly add your recordings to your Loom HQ collection
  • Invite feedback with video comments and emojis
  • Use built-in editing features to trim and stitch video and audio
Is there a Chrome extension for Loom screen recording?

The Chrome extension for Loom makes it simple to record high-quality video, facecam footage, and audio right from your browser.

  1. Install the Loom Chrome extension here. Loom for Chrome offers basic features. For advanced tools such as drawing, virtual backgrounds, or HD recording, download the Loom desktop app.
  2. Choose what to capture. Select Screen Only to record just your screen. To record your screen and webcam simultaneously, select Screen and Camera.
  3. Once you have the desired settings, click Start Recording. A three-second countdown timer will appear, then your recording will begin.
  4. Stop recording. When you’ve captured everything you need, click the square red record button on the menu to bring your recording to an end.
  5. Edit and share. After recording, Loom automatically copies the video link to your clipboard. Your video will open in your browser where you can view, edit, and share. Learn more about recording with the Loom Chrome extension.
What happens when my team or I hit my 25 video limit on the Starter plan?

Our free Starter plan has a limit of 25 videos per member. To record more than 25 videos, you'll need to upgrade to a Business plan.

If you want to stay in the same Workspace as your team and upgrade, you can move your entire team to a Business Workspace without paying for everyone. For example, you can choose to be a Creator with unlimited videos and invite the rest of your team as Creator Lite members for free.

Can I start a free trial of paid plans?

Yes, you can try our Business plan free for 14 days. If you would like a free 14-day trial of our Enterprise plan please contact sales.

Get Loom free for Mac

Download Loom’s beginner-friendly Mac screen capture tool for free or check out a Loom Business or Enterprise plan, featuring no recording time limits, advanced video editing capabilities, secure video files with password protection, Single Sign-On (SSO) with SAML support, and more!

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