How to pause and resume while recording

Pause while you collect your thoughts. ⏯️

Loom allows you to pause and resume your video during recording.  Here's how:

Chrome extension

When recording with the Loom Chrome extension, you can do this by using Loom's keyboard shortcuts or by using the control next to your camera bubble menu shown below:


💡 Did you accidentally make a mistake while recording? You can easily recover from mistakes while recording, using Live Rewind. This feature allows you to edit and refine your video in real time. You can learn more about this functionality here.

Desktop app

To pause a Loom desktop recording, hover your mouse towards the menu controls. 

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Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut option/alt + shift + P   to pause. You can edit this shortcut in your Preferences:

  1. Open the desktop app.

  2. Click the three dots in the top right to open the menu, andselect Settings.Screenshot 2024-03-26 at 3.23.38 PM.png

  3. Select Shortcuts and click the box corresponding to the shortcut you'd like to change, then simply key in your preferred shortcut key sequence.

  4. Your new shortcut will now be set! 

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Happy recording! 🎥😄

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