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May 3, 2018

How to See the Newest Updates in Screencastify Record

James Francis

In this post, we'll go over how to see the newest updates in Screencastify Record!

Generally, to see our latest features, you’ll need to manually update your extension. (Update 09/24/2021: Listen below for more on Screencastify's latest updates!)

👉👉 All of your extensions update in the background every once in a while. There’s no action required from you for automatic updates. This is one of the many reasons we love Chrome! There are no constant software update interruptions or notifications. 👈👈

However, this process can take a couple days (in some cases up to a week). And when we release a new version, you might want to start using it ASAP! We don't blame you 😉 .

Here's a quick video demonstrating how to force your extensions to update whenever you want (we are a screencasting tool, after all). We've written out the steps below the video.

How to Manually Update Your Chrome Extensions

  1. Open up your Chrome settings menu (the three dots in the top right-hand corner of your browser) or paste chrome://extensions into your address bar
  2. Scroll down to More Tools -> Extensions
  3. Enable Developer Mode in the top right
  4. Once you do that, click the Update button that appears

And that's it! Your extensions will automatically update. It might take a few seconds for the process to complete as your extensions are downloaded, but you'll be good to go in no time.

👉👉If you’re unable to update your Screencastify extension, it’s likely because your administrator has chosen to administer updates on their end. We recommend reaching out and asking that person to manually trigger the update for your whole domain. Or, you’ll have to wait for the update to occur in the background.👈👈

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James Francis

As CEO, James leads Screencastify towards its mission of giving every teacher superpowers.