Ever wondered how possible it is to take full-page screenshots on your Android device rather than taking the shots in batches? Well, this article will show you steps on how to take long full-page screenshots in Chrome on Android devices.
All you need is an updated Google Chrome version (version 94) and your Android device must be recent (Android 12). This will save you the stress of having to take multiple screenshots.
Android is one of the most popular operating systems in the world, if not the most popular, it’s compatible with a vast number of the device worldwide. Although, there are various disparities in controls that are largely dependent on one manufacturer to the other.
Some brands focus on making the special hardware features better, while others simply fit a wider theme that is implemented on multiple devices.
The Full-page screenshots feature is quite becoming well-known among other web browsers. You can also take full-page screenshots on the Microsoft Edge browser on your computer, the feature is not specific to Google Chrome alone.
Recently, Google introduced this feature to the mobile version of the browser. In other words, if you don’t have this feature on your phone by default (phone not Android 12), you can now use this feature in Chrome. Isn’t that great! However, this article’s main focus is on how to take full-page screenshots in Chrome on Android devices.
In this post, we will be showing you how to take full-page screenshots in Chrome on your Android smartphone. In case you are using a webpage that permits you to scroll down and you want to capture the whole contents of a particular page, this version of Chrome (Chrome 94) now allows you to do so. However, note that any full-page screenshots you take are saved in PNG format. Read on to learn more!
Just before we start, ensure you update the Google Chrome app using the Play Store to the recent version on Android. This is important because Chrome 94 allows Android tablets to run desktop websites.
It also allows idle tab groups to be frozen, displays a refreshed UI on Android, begins Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) instantly, and displays the latest table renders on webpages, among other features.
How to Enable and Take Full-Page Screenshots in Chrome on Android
To enable the full-page screenshots in Chrome feature on your Android device, follow these steps below:
- Open the Google Chrome app on your Android device.
- Enter chrome://flags in the address bar and click on the Enter button.
- On the “Experiments” page, type “long screenshots” in the search bar.
- Right under the “Chrome Share Long Screenshots” flag, click the drop-down menu.
- Choose “Enabled” in the menu.
- Now, relaunch the browser and open the exact page you want to capture.
- Once the page loads, tap the three vertical dots at the top-right corner to open the Chrome menu.
- Choose “Share” in the Chrome menu.
- Chrome’s Share menu will automatically open at the bottom.
- Choose “Long Screenshot”.
- Chrome will open a white-bordered box with up and down indication arrows at the top and bottom and also gray out the rest of the area.
- Click and drag the up or down indication arrows in the respective directions to capture more areas of the web page.
- After this has been done, click on the checkmark button at the bottom-right corner, this will open Chrome’s built-in image editor.
- Once, you are on Chrome’s built-in image editor page, you will see the “Crop” option (for cropping), “Text” (for adding text), and “Draw” (for annotations) options at the bottom.
- Click “Next” at the top-right corner.
- Another Share menu will open with the options to either share the long screenshot or save it to your phone. Click on the option that suits you best.
You can repeat this process as often as possible to take as many website images as your Android device can handle. You can also capture full-screen screenshots using Google Chrome on Mac and PC as well. Have fun!
How to take long Full-page Screenshots in Chrome on Android
Follow the steps below to take long full-page screenshots in Chrome on Android devices:
- The first thing to do is update the Google Chrome app to the latest version (Google Chrome 94), from the Play Store.
- In the address bar of Chrome, enter chrome://flags and press enter.
- Navigate to the top of the screen and type Chrome Share Long Screenshots into the search bar.
- Ensure you enable the drop-down box to the right.
- Now, you need to relaunch Chrome. In case you can’t find it, close and reopen the app manually.
- To capture a screenshot of a webpage, choose Share from the three-dot menu.
- Select Long Screenshot from the drop-down menu.
- A white box with an adjustable top and bottom will be displayed.
- Drag the higher and lower bars till you find the section of the page you wish to save, then click on the checkmark icon.
- You may need to add text or annotations to the screenshot to make it even look better.
- Once you finish, click on Next, then you will be able to save the screenshot or share it with anyone you want.
This is all about how to take long Full-page Screenshots in Chrome on Android devices. This process is quite straightforward and can be performed once you have the necessary and important requirements and you meet the standards.
How to Add Annotations To Full-Page Screenshots in Chrome on Android
There are diverse ways to capture that which is visible in an app at any time in Android 12. Instead of pushing and long-pressing keys, you can reveal a screenshot button by swiping up from the phone’s bottom edge, halting just before halfway up.
With this method, there’s no option to Capture More, and the only way to extend the whole page is to take another screenshot.
In case you want to save only what’s visible on the screen or the whole web page from Chrome, you can crop the region using the crop tools, then annotate the image with pointers and remarks to make the screenshot more helpful or to highlight any important features.
- The crop tool is chosen by default when tools are displayed at the bottom of the screen.
- The pencil tool allows for freehand drawing, but there is also a highlighter that allows you to add text in several typefaces.
- Black, white, and five other main colors are available.
- The full-page screenshot tool in Google Chrome is not only simple to use but also very useful for academia.
To use the “Long Screenshot” feature in Chrome on Android, you can capture full-page screenshots to save for later or share with others.
That’s all about it! You will now be able to take scrolling full-page screenshots in Chrome on Android. Note that you only have to enable the flag for the first time after which the feature will remain under the Share option automatically.
Implementing this useful feature for those who are not using the latest version of Android by using the Google Chrome path is another way to capture a segment of the webpage manually. Then this write-up is just for you.
In conclusion, note that any full-page screenshots you capture in Chrome will be saved in PNG format. However, if you can’t locate the Chrome flag needed to enable the Long screenshot feature, then you should update your browser to the most recent version.
Thanks for reading to the end, and we hope to see more of you here! Note that Chrome keeps some features as hidden flags since they are unstable and might obstruct the browser’s performance on your Android device. This is a choice you have to make.