How do I take a scrolling screenshot?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

Taking a scrolling screenshot on an Android device can be quite useful when you want to capture an entire webpage, chat conversation, or any other content that extends beyond a single screen. While the process may vary slightly depending on the Android version you are using, I will provide instructions for Android 11 and later.

To take a scrolling screenshot on Android 11 or later, you need to follow these steps:

1. Identify the content you want to capture: Before taking a scrolling screenshot, make sure you are on the page or screen that contains the entire content you wish to capture. This could be a webpage, app, or any other screen that requires scrolling.

2. Locate the power and volume down buttons: On most Android devices, the power button is usually located on the right-hand side or top of the device, while the volume down button is typically found on the opposite side.

3. Simultaneously press the power and volume down buttons: Once you have identified the buttons, press and hold the power and volume down buttons simultaneously. Be sure to press both buttons at the same time and maintain the hold.

4. Wait for the scrolling screenshot to be captured: As soon as you press and hold the power and volume down buttons, your device will capture a standard screenshot of the current screen. However, if you continue to hold the buttons, the device will automatically start scrolling and capturing additional content.

5. Release the buttons to stop the scrolling: When you’ve captured all the content you desire, release the power and volume down buttons. Your device will stop scrolling and finalize the scrolling screenshot.

6. Access the scrolling screenshot: After capturing the scrolling screenshot, you can access it through the notification panel. Simply swipe down from the top of your screen to open the notification panel, and you will find the scrolling screenshot notification. Tap on it to open the screenshot and view the captured content.

It’s worth noting that the process may differ slightly depending on the device manufacturer or custom Android skins. Some devices may offer additional methods or gestures to capture scrolling screenshots, so it’s always a good idea to explore your device’s settings or consult the user manual for any specific instructions.

Taking a scrolling screenshot on Android 11 or later involves pressing and holding the power and volume down buttons simultaneously, capturing the desired content as your device automatically scrolls, and accessing the screenshot through the notification panel.