Dec 21, 2023

How to take scrolling screenshots on your Android smartphone

All Android phones let you take a single scrolling screenshot instead of taking multiple shots. Here's how to do it.

Taking screenshots on Android phones is a fairly simple task. All you have to do is press a button or two, and the phone will capture whatever's on your screen and saves it as a picture. But what if you want to capture a screenshot of something that's not displayed on your screen, like a long webpage, a document, or a menu that extends beyond what you can actually see on your phone screen without scrolling down? That's when the scrolling screenshot feature enters the scene.

Scrolling screenshots, as the name suggests, lets you capture those long pages in one single shot while maintaining continuity. It eliminates the need to capture multiple screenshots, so it's good for those who hate cluttering their phone's gallery with a ton of screenshots. If you're new to the world of Android phones and are wondering how to grab a scrolling screenshot on your phone, then we're here to help. In this guide, we'll take you through a step-by-step guide detailing the steps you need to follow to capture a scrolling screenshot. Let's dive in!

All modern Android phones running Android 12 or above will let you take scrolling screenshots without any third-party app. It's also a part of the custom UIs made by different OEMs, so you should see the option on all Android phones, be it an entry-level or an affordable phone or the best flagships. The process is similar to taking a regular screenshot, but you'll have to follow a few more steps to ensure you're grabbing a single snapshot of a long page.

The ability to take scrolling screenshots is enabled by default on devices running Android 12 or later. You'll find the option alongside the Share and Edit options in the screenshot preview toolbar after you've captured a screenshot. It's called the Capture More button, and it shows up next to the screenshot preview as seen in the image above. Now that you know where to find the option, let's take a look at how you can use it to capture scrolling screenshots.

As for phones that are currently running Android 11 or lower, use the jumplist above to find our third-party app recommendation to take scrolling screenshots.

Samsung's OneUI skin running on Android 12 or later also comes with a built-in tool to help you capture a scrolling screenshot. Here's how you can use it.

OnePlus, OPPO, and Realme phones, in case you're wondering, all run a slightly customized version of the ColorOS skin on top of Android. This means they all come with a very similar tool that lets you take scrolling screenshots. Here's how to use it:

Both Vivo and iQOO devices come with Funtouch OS, so you'll once again see a similar tool that lets you capture scrolling screenshots on these phones. Here's how you can use it in case you have a Vivo or an iQOO smartphone:

All Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco phones run MIUI on top of Android, meaning they all have the same tool to let you capture a scrolling screenshot. Here's how you can access it:

In case you're using an old Android phone that doesn't give you the option to take scrolling screenshots, then you can use a third-party app instead. The Google Play Store has a ton of apps that lets you capture a scrolling screenshot, so you'll easily find the one that'll do the trick for you. We recommend checking out the LongShot app which comes with a host of features including the ability to let you take scrolling screenshots. It works as advertised and is simple to use. Here's how to use it.

Google Chrome on Android now comes with a built-in scrolling screenshot feature called "Long Screenshot". You can use this feature to capture screenshots of a long webpage without having to fiddle with the scrolling screenshots option on Android. The original version of this article mentioned this as an experimental feature, but it has since been added to the final build that's now live on the Google Play Store. Here's how you can use it:

That brings us to the end of this particular tutorial on how to take scrolling screenshots on Android. The process, as you can see, is fairly simple, and it's also mostly the same regardless of which Android skin you're using. If you're only using this feature to screenshots of long web pages, then you can also just use the built-in Long Screenshot feature inside Google Chrome too. Also, the scrolling screenshot feature isn't exclusive to Android phones. You can check out our guide explaining how to take scrolling screenshots on iPhones if you're on iOS 14 or later.

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