Google has been working to enhance the privateness of Android with child steps like on-device AI computation and options akin to Android 13’s privateness sandbox. Nonetheless, sending a display screen recording to a buddy can nonetheless be fairly revealing, particularly if it is raining notifications. A countdown earlier than recordings start has been useful, however Android 14 is making per-app recording potential, so the whole expertise is rather more sensible and confidential.


On inventory Android, all you get is a countdown earlier than the recording begins, and after that, you simply pray heads up notifications do not pop on display screen and pressure you to report retakes. We noticed Google growing per-app display screen recording capabilities in Android 13 QPR 1 and QPR2. Nonetheless, we needed to wait till Android 14’s present launch for respected characteristic researcher Mishaal Rahman to go hands-on with a completely polished implementation. This is what he smiled.

If you begin a display screen recording on Android 14, you possibly can select to report your entire display screen (the present default), or only a single app. If you happen to select the latter, you possibly can choose one of many three most up-to-date apps. Not seen in Mishaal’s video, you can too swipe left or proper within the carousel to view more moderen apps. A full listing is obtainable for those who swipe as much as increase the floating card.

As soon as chosen, the app opens and the usual countdown begins. As you possibly can see within the output recording beneath, interrupting notifications and the standing bar aren’t part of the completed file. Since solely the chosen app is recorded, you most likely will not see the notification shade pulled all the way down to cease the recording both.

This manner, you can also make certain notifications from personal conversations, file downloads, or your gluttonous meals supply orders aren’t seen to the display screen recording’s recipients, not even within the standing bar. Furthermore, you will not miss out on necessary alerts in the course of the recording course of itself.

Consequently, display screen recordings might require fewer retakes and fewer modifying after the actual fact. That is undoubtedly one characteristic we might see ourselves utilizing loads right here at AP.