Video Capture has finally come to Nintendo Switch. Releasing alongside the console’s 4.0.0 system update, the Nintendo Switch video capture function will allow players to record 30-second video clips in compatible games. Nintendo has uploaded a release trailer for this new feature, explaining exactly how video capture works.

Players could always tap the Capture Button on their Switch gamepad to snap screenshots of gameplay. But with this new update, briefly holding the Capture Button will now record and save the last 30 seconds of a player’s session, all without interrupting gameplay. All captured video clips will be saved to the Switch’s album, and saved video clips can even be trimmed down to pinpoint a specific moment. As with screenshots, video clips can be shared online to sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Nintendo has stated that this video capture feature is only compatible with certain games. Currently, video capture is compatible with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Splatoon 2, and Breath of the Wild. So if Link gets struck by lightning in a particularly spectacular fashion, you’ll be able cherish that moment forever.

You can learn more about the latest Switch system update right here.

What do you think of the new video capture feature? Will you be sharing Breath of the Wild clips? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Jebradiah Drake

    Cool, 30 second long video reccordings. Now we can finally record the final boss fight against Dark Beast Ganon and then I guess spent the other 20 seconds staring at grass?

  • David García Abril

    I hope they add the function of recording longer videos if you have a micro SD card.

  • boom! Nice easy-boss burn

  • Christian Beach

    Even better: Make the grass burn.

  • AnonymousGX

    … Does the Switch have Twitch compatibility yet?

  • Xaragon

    GameXplain says the Switch is now compatible with wireless USB headsets. Maybe online chat won’t be disgusting anymore?

  • Braden

    I just hope they update it so that if you can have it record the last 30 seconds, not just the next 30 seconds. That way we can capture a moment that we weren’t already recording for.

  • Anthony

    The post says it will record the last 30 seconds of gameplay. So it already does what you hoped for lol

  • Braden Cosier

    I guess I should have double checked that.