When you record a video using the Microsoft Stream mobile app on either your iPhone or Android phone, there are many artful as well as standard recording-related features—including annotations—that you can use. The best part? Most of these features are available before and during recording.

Sometimes, in the same recording, you need to switch from recording with a self-view camera to a world-view one. And even if you don't think you have nimble editing fingers, we make it easy for you to record multiple clips, string them together, and rearrange them into new compositions.

Record a video using the Microsoft Stream mobile app with an iPhone

Standing recording functions



When used

Auto flash      alternate text

Turn flash to on or off

Before and during recording

Undo      alternate text

Undo your latest annotation

During and recording

Clear      alternate text

Wipe the slate clean and start annotating afresh

During and after recording (iPhone only)

Redo      alternate text

Redo your latest annotation

During and after recording (iPhone only)

Rotate      alternate text

Flips the camera from world-view to self-view

Before and during recording

Play      alternate text

Play the recording

After the recording

Cancel      alternate text

Discard the recording

During and after recording (for iPhone only; for Android, use the Back button)

Restart      alternate text

Restart the recording

During and after recording

Record a video on an iPhone or Android

  1. Open the Microsoft Stream app

  2. Select +, then Create new video from the list that pops up at the bottom

  3. Select the Rotate button alternate textto choose a camera view, either stay in worldview or switch to self-view

Note: The default mode is the world-view camera, but when you rotate the camera, the mode will change to self-view.

  1. Select the Record button alternate textto begin recording

  2. Select any of the recording-related buttons or annotations to enhance the recording or learn how to edit a recording

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See also

Edit mobile videos

Free up space for mobile videos

Stream mobile apps overview

Get Stream mobile apps

Stream mobile FAQs

iOS mobile app terms of use

Android mobile app terms of use

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