Take and Edit Screenshots on Android Pie

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Taking screenshots on Android-powered devices has always been pretty straightforward. As far as how users take screenshots, very little has changed over the years. That is until Android Pie rolled out this past summer. Now, users have an additional method for taking a screen capture, directly from the power menu.

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The roll out of Android Pie also brought with it the feature to edit screenshots on the fly, without having to open the image in Google Photos or some other picture editing apps. Users can crop, highlight, and mark or draw on screenshots with a few taps. This is tremendously helpful for times when a specific element or section of the screen requires attention.

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In the following VisiHow tutorial, we're going to demonstrate how to take, edit, and share screenshots on Android 9 (Pie). For this guide, we used a Google Pixel.

Take Screenshots on Android Pie

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    Press and hold the power button for one or two seconds.
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    When the power menu appears, tap Screenshot.
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    Once you take a screenshot, a small menu appears at the top of the screen that reads, "Screenshot saved".
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    You can also take a screenshot the traditional way
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    Press the power + volume down at the same time.
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Edit Screenshots on Android Pie

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    Take a screenshot, then tap Edit.
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    To crop your image, move the border around with your finger, then tap Save.
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    To draw, mark, or write on your image, tap the marker icon and select a color.
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    With a color selected, draw or write on your image using your finger
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    Once finished, tap Save.
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    You can also highlight areas of the screen
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    Tap the highlighter icon, then choose a color.
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    With a color selected, use your finger to highlight any text or areas of the screen
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    Once finished editing, tap Save.
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    You can also undo/redo changes you've made
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    Tap the undo or redo arrows in the bottom right of the toolbar.
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    If you're not happy with a screenshot, tap 'Delete when the screencap menu appears.
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Share Screenshots on Android Pie

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There are two ways to share a screenshot. The first is via the screenshot menu that appears briefly after grabbing a screencap. The second is in edit mode.

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    Once you take a screenshot, tap Share from the screencap menu.
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    Select your sharing method from the Share with options.
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    In edit mode, tap Share in the upper right corner.
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    Choose how you want to share your image from the Share with.
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