Record and share your gameplay

Use the Google Play Games app to record and share your gameplay. You can also record your voice or reactions as you play.

You can only record a game if you have a supported device and Android 5.0 and up. Find out how to check and update your Android version.

Record your gameplay

You can record in 480p SD or 720p HD. Based on your device's available storage space, we'll show you the maximum video length that you can record.

  1. Open the Play Games app Play Games.
  2. Select a game.
  3. At the top of the game details page, tap Record gameplay Record gameplay.
  4. Select a video quality setting and then Next.
  5. Tap Launch. A floating video bubble will appear with recording settings.
  6. Tap Start recording Start recording.
  7. After three seconds, your game will start recording.
  8. To stop recording, drag the floating video bubble into the centre of the screen and hold it over Close Close.

Change recording settings during gameplay

Tap the floating video bubble.

  • To stop recording, tap Stop recording Stop recording.
  • To turn your device's camera off, tap Disable camera Disable camera.
  • To turn your device's microphone off, tap Disable mic Disable mic.

Review, edit and share your recordings

Once a recording has ended, a 'Video saved to gallery' notification will appear. Tap the notification to watch your video, or edit and upload it to YouTube.

Watch your video

Each time you record your gameplay, your video will automatically save to the photo library of your phone or tablet.

  1. Open the Google Photos app Photos. If you don’t have it yet, download Google Photos.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Device folders.
  3. Select Screencasts.

Edit and upload your video

Before you share your video, check to make sure that you don’t have any private information in the video. You may also want to make sure that you have the rights to share any content in your video.

  1. Tap the 'Video saved to gallery' message.
  2. Tap Edit and upload to YouTube to open the YouTube video editor.
  3. Edit your video and upload to YouTube.

Find out how to upload and edit a video on YouTube.

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