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You can create and share a simple slideshow by selecting and optionally annotating frames from a screencast to further emphasize the steps you're illustrating. Slideshows are saved as animated GIFs.
One potential issue you'll run into with screencasts is that support for webm, although pretty good across devices, is not universal. On the other hand, slideshows WILL work everywhere and on ANY device, regardless of its ability to play various kinds of true movie files.
Click the “Create Slideshow” button after you've recorded your screencast to begin selecting individual frames from your movie to compose a slideshow.
In the slideshow editor, there's a green slider along the track that you can use to navigate through frames. Once you've found a frame you'd like to capture as a slide, click the "Add Slide" button. Slides can be annotated with editing tools (just like snapshots)
You can do things like select nearly the same frame twice, and annotate the second one, in order to help draw the eye to the desired content.
After you've created all the slides you want, you are ready to send your slideshow to the guest, save it to a local file, etc... This will generate an animated GIF file.
There are a few settings you twiddle before saving your slideshow:
We would love to tell you that screencasts and slideshows work in any web browser. But we simply cannot do that yet reliably given the current state of web browser technology.
Right now, you have to use Chrome 72+ or Firefox.
Edge should work once it becomes Chromium-compatible.
Safari might eventually work. Someday.
And sorry but Internet Explorer 11 will never work. As Dr. McCoy would say, "He's dead, Jim."
But there is a bit of good news! Snapshots WILL work in any browser, including Internet Explorer 11.