I can't see the annotation toolbar

Whenever you start a tab recording, you should see our annotation toolbar appear in the bottom left hand corner of your tab:

screencastify drawing tools toolbar

If you don't see it, the two most common reasons are:

  1. You are recording your DESKTOP or WEBCAM, not a TAB. Annotation tools are only available in TAB recordings.
  2. The toolbar has been hidden. Press Alt (or Option) + T to unhide it.


If your toolbar is always hidden when you begin a tab recording, it has likely been disabled in your advanced settings. To enable it:

  1. Open the extension's Recording Control Panel
  2. Select the TAB option
  3. Click theadvanced options iconicon next to Video to open Advanced settings
  4. Enable the checkbox next to "Show tab drawing tools"

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