Auto-stop your recording at a certain time

Screencastify has a built-in feature that can stop your recording after a certain amount of time has elapsed. Follow the steps below to enable auto-stop.


Auto-stop is particularly helpful if you (or your students) have a time limit for whatever you're presenting in your screencast.

  1. Start a recording (any recording - tab, desktop or webcam)
  2. Click the extension icon during your recording
  3. Select the amount of time you'd like Screencastify to record before automatically stopping

You can also set the auto-stop timing before starting your recording in the Advanced Settings menu:


If you enable auto-stop, Screencastify will stop after the selected amount of time has elapsed from when your recording began, not from when you enabled auto-stop.