Android 14 will improve your screen video recording, here’s how

Google is taking steps to improve privacy in Android with its upcoming release, Android 14. This includes improving the screen recording feature, which can potentially reveal sensitive information when shared.

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On your Android smartphone, you already have the option of recording your screen, either as a simple capture or as a video. However, sometimes it happens that this last option is not very secure if you navigate between your applications and confidential data appearsas in incoming notifications.

With Android 14, Google introduces recording features per application, thus providing a more convenient and confidential experience for users. Users will have the option to record the entire screen, which is currently the default, or choose to record a single application.

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Android 14 will improve the security of your screen recording

By selecting the option to save only one app, users will be able to choose from the three most recent apps. By swiping left or right in the carousel they can access other recent apps, and a full list is available by swiping up to expand the floating card.

Once the application is selected, recording starts after the standard countdown. Note that interrupt notifications and the status bar are excluded from the finished recording. This means that private conversations, file uploads or other potentially sensitive information will not be visible to recipients of the screen recordingeven in the status bar, even if the alerts remain visible to the device owner.

Android 14’s improved screen recording feature reduces the need for reshoots and editing after recording. This quality of life improvement will likely be welcomed by many users. Although it is not confirmed that this feature will be available in the final version of Android 14, its introduction in the Android source code would indicate that it will be among the major additions of the next version. Google also discussed the feature at its Google I/O conference, so everything suggests that Android 14 should be the first version to support the feature.

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