How to Allow Google Chrome to Screen Record on Mac

As remote working becomes more popular, employees have to adapt to a remote work model where video calls and screen recording become the norm. 

If you find yourself in these circumstances, your employer might ask you to screen record a meeting. Maybe you’re in a business that involves making tutorial videos on a computer, that’s definitely a situation when recording your screen is a must-have-enabled feature. 

I’m Andreas, and I use Chrome as the default browser on my Mac. While my job is to bring handy guides that tackle Mac and Chrome-related issues, I also use Chrome’s screen record feature for other things.

In this article, I will show you how to allow Google Chrome to screen record on Mac. So, let’s jump right into it.

Easy Steps to Allow Google Chrome to Screen Record on Mac

As a general note before we continue, the screen record permission on Mac is located in the System Preferences section. 

However, it might be wise to allow Chrome to use your camera and microphone when creating guides. So even if some of you don’t necessarily need it, I will show you how to enable Chrome to use your camera and microphone as well. 

Step 1: Go into “System Preferences” by pressing “Command” + “Spacebar” and searching for it. 

Step 2: When in “System Preferences,” look for “Security & Privacy.”

Step 3: You’ll notice options on the left and a few tabs on top. You’ll need to open the “Screen Recording” option from the list of available options on the left side and be on the “Privacy” tab on the top. 

Step 4: When in “Screen Recording” and the “Privacy” tab, you will need to allow Google Chrome to use the feature. Click on the corresponding checkbox and save by clicking on the “lock” icon at the bottom.

Step 5: Restart the Google Chrome browser.

With these few steps out the way, you can now screen record Google Chrome on Mac. It’s that easy.

If you want to allow Chrome access to your camera and mic, repeat the same steps, only this time, you will need to go into “Camera” and “Microphone” in “System Preferences” and give Chrome permission to use them. 

If you want to disable the screen recording feature, camera, or microphone on Chrome, go into the correspondent options and tick off Google Chrome from the list of apps. 


That concludes this short guide on how to allow Chrome to screen record on Mac. No doubt some of you have come across this issue during work. The steps shown above solve the problem, and you’ll have no problem recording Google Chrome tabs the next time.

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