Set up your webcam and microphone

The first time you click on the Screencastify extension icon, you'll need to complete a setup process. 

After you sign in with your Google account, you'll be asked to allow microphone/camera and tab permissions.

We ask for these permissions so that you're able to narrate over your recordings and embed/record your webcam, and so that we can embed our drawing tools into your tab.


While these permissions are recommended, they are not required (however some features may not be available if you don't permissions). Screencastify never monitors or stores your browsing data or uses your webcam/microphone when you are not recording.

Follow the steps in the video below to ensure that you successfully grant microphone/camera and tab permissions.

And that's it! From now on, you'll be able to narrate over your recordings and record your webcam whenever you'd like.


If Screencastify is unable to detect your microphone, click here. If it's unable to detect your webcam, click here.