Loom terms

Loom desktop app

Loom's standalone application for recording on computers.

What is the Loom desktop app in Loom?

The Loom desktop app is a software application developed by Loom, a video messaging service company. This app allows users to record and share video messages directly from their desktop. It is designed to facilitate communication in a work setting, especially for remote teams.

The Loom desktop app offers features such as screen recording, camera recording, and voice recording. Users can choose to record their entire screen, a specific application window, or just their webcam. Once a video is recorded, it can be instantly shared via a link. The app also provides tools for video editing, such as trimming and calls-to-action. It is a useful tool for creating tutorials, presentations, or simply communicating complex ideas more effectively.

How to download and install the Loom desktop app?

To download the Loom desktop app, first, navigate to the official Loom website. Once there, look for the "Download App" button, usually located at the top right corner of the page. Click on it and the download should start automatically. The file will be saved in your computer's "Downloads" folder or the location you've set for downloads.

After the download is complete, locate the downloaded file and double-click on it to start the installation process. A setup wizard will appear to guide you through the installation. Follow the prompts, agreeing to the terms and conditions and choosing the location for the app to be installed. Once the installation is complete, you can open the Loom app from your desktop or the location you chose during installation.

Is the Loom desktop app free to use?

Yes, the Loom desktop app is free to use. Loom offers a basic plan that is completely free and includes access to the desktop app. This plan allows users to record videos up to five minutes in length, with a total storage limit of 100 videos or screenshots.

However, Loom also offers paid plans that provide additional features and capabilities. These include longer recording times, unlimited storage, and advanced editing tools. The cost of these plans varies, so users should check Loom's pricing page for the most current information.

How to use the Loom desktop app for screen recording?

To use the Loom desktop app for screen recording, you first need to download and install the app on your computer. Once installed, open the app and sign in to your Loom account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free. After signing in, you will see a control panel with various options.

To start recording, click on the "Start Recording" button. You will be given options to record your entire screen, a specific application window, or a specific browser tab. You can also choose whether to include your webcam and microphone in the recording. Once you've made your selections, click "Start Recording" again. A countdown will begin, and then your recording will start. When you're done, click the "Stop" button. Your recording will be automatically saved and uploaded to your Loom account, where you can review it, make edits, and share it with others.

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