Using the “Long Screenshot” feature in Chrome on Android, you can capture full-page screenshots to save for later or share with others. Here’s how to do it.
What You’ll Need
The “Long Screenshot” feature is available with the Chrome 94 update for Android. As of September 2021, you’ll need to enable a hidden flag to use it. Eventually, the feature could become a non-hidden part of a future Chrome release. Any full-page screenshots you capture are saved in PNG format.
Before we begin, make sure you update the Google Chrome app using the Play Store to the latest version on Android.
How to Enable 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 hit Enter.
Warning: Chrome keeps some features as hidden flags since they’re unstable and might hinder the browser’s performance on your device. So use them at your own risk.
On the “Experiments” page, type “long screenshots” in the search bar.
Under the “Chrome Share Long Screenshots” flag, tap the drop-down menu.
Select “Enabled” in the menu.
Next, relaunch the browser. After that, open the page you want to capture. Once the page loads, tap the three vertical dots in the top-right corner to open the Chrome menu.
Select “Share” in the Chrome menu.
Chrome’s Share menu will open at the bottom. Select “Long Screenshot.”
Chrome will open a white-bordered box with up and down arrows on 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 bottom-right corner, which will open Chrome’s built-in image editor.
In Chrome’s built-in image editor, you’ll see the “Crop” (for cropping), “Text” (for adding text), and “Draw” (for annotations) options at the bottom. Tap “Next” in the top-right corner.
Another Share menu will open with the options to share the long screenshot or save it to your phone. Tap the option that suits you best.
Repeat as often as needed to capture as many website images as your Android device can handle. By the way, you can capture full-screen screenshots using Chrome on Mac and PC as well. Have fun!
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