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How to take scrolling screenshots on your Android smartphone

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 is on your screen and save it as an image. But what if you want to take a screenshot of something that isn’t displayed on your screen, like a long web page, document, or list that extends far beyond what you can actually see on your phone screen without scrolling down? This is when the scrolling screenshot feature enters the scene.

Scrolling screenshots, as the name suggests, allows you to capture those long pages in a single screenshot while maintaining continuity. It eliminates the need to take multiple screenshots, so it’s good for those who hate cluttering up their phone gallery with a large number of screenshots. If you are new to the world of Android phones and wondering how to get a scrollable screenshot on your phone, we are here to help. In this guide, we will take you through a step-by-step guide detailing the steps you need to follow to take a scrollable screenshot. Let’s dive in!

All recent Android phones running Android 12 or above will allow you to take scrollable screenshots without any third party app. It’s also part of the custom user interfaces created by various OEMs, so you should see the option on all Android phones, whether it’s an entry-level, affordable phone, or the best flagship phones. This process is similar to taking a regular screenshot, but you will have to go through a few more steps to ensure that you get a single screenshot of a long page.

Image showing a screenshot of the scrollable screenshots option on stock Android.

The ability to take scrollable screenshots is enabled by default on devices running Android 12 or later. You will find the option next to File Participate And the amendment Options in the screenshot preview toolbar after taking a screenshot. It’s called the Capture More button, and it appears next to the screenshot preview as shown in the image above. Now that you know where to find the option, let’s take a look at how to use it to take scrolling screenshots.

  1. Use the usual button combination (Power + Volume down) to take a screenshot.
  2. You will now see an option called capture more next to the screenshot thumbnail you captured.
  3. Select it to open a new page where you will see a cropping tool that allows you to select more content from the page you are viewing.
  4. Simply locate and select the part of the page you want to include in the screenshot Memorizes to save the screenshot.
  5. You can find this screenshot in the Gallery with your regular photos, so head over to edit it further or share it.

For phones currently running Android 11 or lower, use the jumplist above to find a third-party app recommendation for taking scrollable screenshots.

Samsung’s OneUI theme running Android 12 or later also comes with a built-in tool to help you take a scrollable screenshot. Here’s how you can use it.

  1. Use the usual button combination (Power + Volume down) to take a screenshot.
  2. You will now see a bar at the bottom of your screen with various options. Select the arrow with two downward-facing arrows to take a scrollable screenshot.
  3. The content on your screen will start to scroll down. Click and hold the double arrow icon until you reach the desired point. Once you get to the end, let go of the code.
  4. That’s it, the scrolling screenshot is now taken.

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

  1. Use the usual button combination (Power + Volume down) to take a screenshot.
  2. Once done, you will now see a preview of your screenshot with a button that says he moved. Select it to go to a new page where you will see the content scroll down.
  3. From here, you can either tap the screen to scroll the content manually or just select Finished to save the captured content.

Both Vivo and iQOO devices come with Funtouch OS, so again you’ll see a similar tool that lets you take animated screenshots on these phones. Here’s how to use it if you have a Vivo or iQOO smartphone:

  1. Use the usual button combination (Power + Volume down) to take a screenshot.
  2. Once done, you will now see a preview of your screenshot with a button below it called Long screenshot. Select it to start taking a scrollable screenshot.
  3. Scroll down on the page until you reach the point you want and tap Memorizes.
  4. And that’s it. You have now taken a scrollable screenshot on your phone.

Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco phones all run MIUI on top of Android, which means they all have the same tool to let you take a scrollable screenshot. Here’s how to access it:

  1. Use the usual button combination (Power + Volume down) to take a screenshot.
  2. You will now see a preview of your screenshot with a button below it called he moved. Select that to start taking a scrollable screenshot.
  3. On the next page, you will see that the content on your screen will start scrolling down. Once you reach the desired point, touch the screen to stop the capture and save it.
  4. That’s it, the scrolling screenshot is now taken.

If you’re using an older Android phone that doesn’t give you the option to take scrollable screenshots, you can use a third-party app instead. The Google Play Store has a plethora of apps that allow you to take a scrollable screenshot, so you will easily find the one that will do the trick for you. We recommend checking out the LongShot app which comes with a bunch of features including the ability to let you take scrollable screenshots. It works as advertised and is easy to use. Here’s how to use it.

  1. Install the LongShot app from the Play Store and open it.
  2. Grant all the necessary permissions such as the ability to display on top of other apps.
  3. Next, select a file Auto winding checkbox below screenshot Section.
  4. Now, click on the big blue camera icon and when asked to allow recording, select start now.
  5. You will see an overlay on your screen with the Start button.
  6. Open the application in which you want to take an animated screenshot and select Start.
  7. The app will start taking a scrollable screenshot. Once you reach the desired point, tap anywhere above the red line to stop capturing more.
  8. tap on Memorizes I am done.

Google Chrome on Android now comes with a built-in screenshot scrolling feature called “Long Screenshot”. You can use this feature to take screenshots of a long webpage without having to mess 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 which is now live on the Google Play Store. Here’s how you can use it:

  1. Open Google Chrome and head to the webpage you want to capture.
  2. Once there, select the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen and locate the Share button.
  3. Select that to see a popup at the bottom in which you will find an option called Long Screenshot.
  4. Select that to open a new screen where the phone will now allow you to manually scroll and capture the part of the webpage you want in the screenshot.
  5. Just select the tick mark in the lower right corner of the screen to save the screenshot.
  6. After that, you’ll now see a screen preview with options to let you edit, save, or share.

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 mostly the same no matter what Android skin you’re using. If you only use this feature for screenshots of long web pages, you can also use the Long Screenshot feature built into Google Chrome as well. Also, the screenshot scrolling feature is not exclusive to Android phones. Check out our guide on how to take scrollable screenshots on iPhone if you’re using iOS 14 or later.

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