New Windows 11 Sound Recorder

Sound Recorder app for Windows 11 is now available for Insiders

Microsoft is working on a whole new look for the Windows 11 Voice Recorder programme, which will be renamed Sound Recorder when it launches. Sound Recorder, like many of Microsoft’s pre-installed apps, has been upgraded for the new Windows 11 operating system with a new look and feel. The app will have a more modern design that is in line with the rest of the Windows 11 operating system.

The user experience has undergone significant revisions, including the introduction of the Mica material, rounded corners, and other design cues. You may view an audio level visualisation when playing back a recording, which fills up a lot of the previous app’s empty space and makes it easier to pinpoint certain areas in a recording. The app is also a lot more user-friendly and visually appealing.

Old Recording App

Old Windows Voice Recorder
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New Recording App

New Windows 11 Sound Recorder
Sound Recorder app for Windows 11 is now available for Insiders 1

The new Sound Recorder allows you to change the recording device and file format of recordings from within the app, giving you more control over your recordings.

Windows 11 Sound Recorder settings
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As a result of a series of smaller adjustments, the app’s command bar has been removed and several choices and controls have been relocated. The ability to add a marker to a recording is now located at the bottom of the window, while the Share button has been moved to the upper right corner of the window. In addition, it appears that you may now load files into the Sound Recorder rather than simply seeing the files generated by the app.

For the time being, you’ll need to be a Windows Insider on the Dev channel to use the new Sound Recorder app. To acquire it, simply check for updates in the Microsoft Store or wait for it to automatically update. Before it is available to the general public, the app will be released to various distribution channels.