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Video Making Apps: Loom

Tools recommended by the Coast Mountain College Centre of Learning Transformation


You talk up to 6 times faster than you type. Loom is a video recording tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos. With Loom, you can capture your screen, voice, and face and instantly share your video in less time than it would take to type an email.


The Basic Plan is free. Premium features are available with paid monthly subscriptions. There is no recording duration limit.


Loom requires you to login. You may sign in with a Google account, Slack account, or sign up with email.


The Loom application runs as a desktop app, Chrome browser extension, or iOS app (Android app in development). Some functionality and features will differ between the three platforms.

The desktop app (Mac and Windows only) runs on Windows 7 or above (64-bit only; 4GB RAM recommended) and Mac OSX 10.10 or above (64-bit only; 4GB RAM recommended). Loom supports the latest version of all major browsers. Always check you're on the latest version to avoid any issues.

The iOS app will run on any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 12.1 or above.

iOS apps

If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can also visit for links to the iOS apps, or just look for loom in the App Store.

Share Your Recording

Copy and paste the video link anywhere, embed your video into a web page, or download your Loom video and upload it to another platform.


Your videos are hosted on the Loom cloud. If your video library reaches the video limit of 25 videos, and you are on a Loom Basic plan, your oldest videos will be archived. To regain access to your recordings, you can delete videos to free up space or upgrade to Loom Pro for unlimited storage. There is no expiration date for your videos. They'll be available until you decide to delete them.

Getting started

To get started with Loom, visit, login and you can start creating and sharing.

Getting help

See Guide to Using Loom for Education or visit the Loom Help Center.