Here are two simple methods to recordthescreen on your Mac. The first method is to use the preinstalledQuickTime Player and the other one is to use Shift-Command (⌘)-5 hotkey to record your Mac screen. The Quick time player method works for all versions of Mac OS but the Shift-Command (⌘)-5 hotkey introduce in macOS Mojave. With the help of Shift-Command (⌘)-5 hotkey, you can take the screenshot of your Mac screen as well.
Record the Screen on a Mac using QuickTime
QuickTime is a video player which comes along with all macOS absolutely free. So if you don’t have macOS Mojave then you can use theQuickTime app to record your Mac screen. Just goto finder(Command (⌘)-space) and search for QuickTime, open it and start recording. Now its time to follow each and every step to record your Mac screen using theQuickTime app.
On the recording window, You can configure the recording setting by clicking the down-arrow.
Now on the record window, just click on the red-colored circle button to start the recording. Another pop-up window will appear, Click anywhere if you wish to record the whole screen otherwise select your visible area by dragging your mouse.
Use macOS Mojave Hotkeys to record screen
In macOS Mojave, the screen recording becomes very easy. Now you can use macOS Mojave built-in tool to record your screen without using the QuickTime player. The built-in recording tool is accessible by a combination of hotkeys(Shift-Command (⌘)-5).
Open the screen recording tool by pressing Shift-Command (⌘)-5 simultaneously.
See the below images and click the icon highlighted in the below image for recording the entire or selected portion of your Mac screen.