Using Chrome’s “Long Screen Capture” feature on Android, you can capture full screen screenshots to save for later or share with others. Here’s how to do it.
What you will need
The “Long screenshot” feature is available with the Chrome 94 update for Android. From September 2021, you will need to activate a hidden indicator to use it. Eventually, the feature could become an unseen part of a future version of Chrome. Any full screen screenshots you capture are saved in PNG format.
Before you start, make sure to update the Google Chrome app using the Play Store to the latest version on Android.
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How to activate and take full screen screenshots in Chrome
To get started, open the Chrome app on your Android device. Type
chrome://flags in the address bar and press Enter.
Warning: Chrome retains some features as hidden flags because they are unstable and may adversely affect browser performance on your device. So use them at your own risk.
On the “Experiences” page, type “long screenshots” into the search bar.
Under the “Chrome Share Long Screenshots” flag, tap the drop-down menu.
Select “On” from the menu.
Then relaunch the browser. After that, open the page you want to capture. Once the page loads, tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner to open the Chrome menu.
Select “Share” from the Chrome menu.
Chrome’s Share menu will open at the bottom. Select “Long screenshot”.
Chrome will open a white border box with up and down arrows at the top and bottom and gray out the rest of the area. Tap and drag the up or down arrows in the respective directions to capture more areas of the web page.
Once done, hit the check mark button in the lower right corner, which will open Chrome’s built-in image editor.
In Chrome’s built-in image editor, you’ll see “Crop” (for cropping), “Text” (for adding text), and “Draw” (for annotations) options at the bottom. Tap “Next” in the upper right corner.
Another Share menu will open with options to share the long screenshot or save it to your phone. Tap the option that works best for you.
Repeat as often as needed to capture as many website images as your Android device can handle. By the way, you can also capture full screen screenshots using Chrome on Mac and PC. Enjoy!
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