Previously known as ShadowPlay, it has always been one of the most talked about features of NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience software. Instant Replay allows users to capture some of the greatest gaming moments by continuously recording up to the last 20 minutes of screen time. Well, what makes this feature unique is that only those 20 minutes are recorded and everything else is removed from your system while recording continuously. This helps a lot in saving storage space. In those intense moments when you can totally own your opponents, keeping Instant Replay on will help you share them with your friends so they can see everything too. This only works if you have a GeForce GTX 650 or newer NVIDIA graphics card. So if you have an old model or AMD graphics card, unfortunately you will not be able to take advantage of this feature. Well, if you’re interested in trying this feature out, let’s take a look. How to set up Instant Replay in NVIDIA GeForce Experience:
Setting Up Instant Replay in NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Note: I tried this feature on my laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card. So if you have a GeForce GTX 650 or newer graphics card, it’s worth a try.
First of all, you have to download and install NVIDIA GeForce Experience software and update your graphics drivers to the latest version. Once you’re done, just follow these steps to get this done without any hassle:
- You will be able to fetch the GeForce Experience Share overlay using “Alt + Z” keyboard shortcut. Now you have to go Settings by clicking on gear icon.
- Now, scroll down to the last option and click “Privacy control”.
- When done, select “Yes” To enable the Privacy control for GeForce Experience. By enabling this you allow GeForce Experience to capture your desktop for Instant Replay, Recording, Streaming and Screenshot. If you have not completed this step, you will not be able to enable Instant Replay at all.
- When everything is done, return to the main menu of the GeForce Experience Share layer and click. Instant Redo -> Opento start using this feature immediately.
Using Instant Replay in NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Now that you have Instant Replay enabled, let’s take a look at how to use this feature properly. You can leave it enabled for as long as you want, but depending on the storage available on your computer, you may need to change some settings before you can actually use it. So, to avoid confusion, simply follow these steps:
- Click to open the GeForce Experience Share overlay. “Alt + Z”and then “Customize” Under Instant Replay.
- In the next menu, you’ll notice that there are multiple options to deal with. Here you will be able to Customize replay length, video quality, resolution and even frame rate. After selecting the necessary options based on your preferences and system hardware, “Save” To store your Instant Replay configuration.
- If you want to save the footage you recorded using Instant Replay, open the GeForce Experience Share layer and go to the Instant Replay section. Simply click “Save” Default directory used by GeForce Experience to store all your videos to store the video on your computer “C:\Users\
You can also choose to upload Instant Replay footage directly to YouTube and Facebook without the need to save them. Now, how easy can that be? That’s pretty much all you need to do to properly set up and use Instant Replay in NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
SEE ALSO: How to Record and Stream Gameplay Using NVIDIA GeForce Experience
Ready to Try Instant Replay?
Without a doubt, Instant Replay is the easiest way to record your most important moments in the game. This feature works extremely well, especially when you don’t have enough time to wait for the right moment and then Start/Stop manually recording the track you really need. However, it’s worth noting that the performance impact on your games as a result of using this feature is entirely dependent on your computer hardware. In most scenarios, it doesn’t matter at all. So we have no reservations about it. So, what do you think of the Instant Replay feature? Are you ready to try? Let us know by shooting your valuable feedback in the comments section below.