What is “Unknown is capturing your screen” on Mac?

Many Mac users found an alarming message when using macOS Sonoma i.e. “Unknown is capturing your screen”, which is appearing in the user’s menu bar. The error message called “Unknown is capturing your screen” shows for a few seconds and then disappears from the screen.

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Why does my Mac say “Unknown is capturing your screen”?

“(app) is capturing your screen” message alerts users when an app or process is recording the screen of the Mac. “Unknown is capturing your screen” message affects macOS Sonoma and the Sonoma betas users.

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How can I determine what apps can capture and record my Mac screen?

Users control what applications have access to record the Mac screen by visiting the

  • Apple menu >> System Settings >> Privacy & Security >> Screen Recording >> and checking what apps.
capture and record my Mac screen

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