Google Play Games now lets you record and share your best plays

Play Games gets gameplay sharing. Photo: Google

Play Games gets gameplay sharing. Photo: Google

Google’s focus on gaming grows even greater today, with the company rolling out a new Play Games update that lets Android users record and share gameplay clips directly to YouTube. Players can even add face-cam footage and commentary.

Sharing gameplay from your Android device couldn’t be simpler now, Google says. All you have to do is select the game you want to play in the Play Games app, then tap the record button. You can then add face-cam footage if you wish, and record audio from your handset’s microphone as you play.

When you’ve finished your gaming session, you can edit and upload your recording to YouTube.

There are a couple of downsides, though: Play Games currently records in 720p and 480p only, and the feature is currently only available in the U.S. and the U.K. Google promises support for more countries is coming soon, though.

This Play Games update comes just two weeks after Google gave Android users the ability to broadcast their gaming sessions to YouTube Gaming in real-time. If the release isn’t showing up in the Play Store already, you should see it soon.