Change the countdown before a recording

By default, Screencastify will count down from three (both visually and audibly) before every recording begins. This is designed to help you prepare for your recording and provide confirmation that your recording has successfully started.

Change or turn off the countdown

You can shorten, lengthen, or turn off the countdown from the  Recording Control Panel

  1. Open the extension's Recording Control Panel
  2. Click Show more options
  3. To change the length of the countdown, click the number of seconds and select a new number
  4. To turn the countdown off, turn off the toggle next to "Countdown"