How to Take a Scrolling Screenshot on Android 12?

A new version of Android means a host of new features. A particular one requested a lot in the past by Android users is the scrolling screenshot feature. Some Android smartphone manufacturers have included this feature in older versions of Android by including it in their custom UI, but now the feature will be natively available in Android 12.

Scrolling screenshots lets users take long screenshots of web pages and documents that take three or four screenshots to capture completely. So now, you do not need to take multiple screenshots for sharing or saving necessary pieces of information. Here in this article, we will guide you on using this feature on different Android 12 smartphones. We will also include a third-party app method that will let you take scrolling screenshots even if you do not have an Android 12 smartphone. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.

How to Take a Scrolling Screenshot on Android 12?

Currently, we have Android smartphones running on the third beta build of Android 12. For now, we cannot take scrolling screenshots on browsers, but we will be able to do it in the later builds of Android 12, as clarified by Google.

Here, first, we will see how we can take scrolling screenshots on a smartphone running the stock beta build of Android 12. Then we will move to smartphones running a skinned version of Android 12.

Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Android 12:

  • The first step is similar to how you would capture a normal screenshot on an Android smartphone. Press and hold the power button and the volume down button, and the screenshot will be captured. Tap on the Capture more option in the bottom corner of your screen to get into the scrolling screenshot interface.
  • When you are in the scrolling screenshot UI, you will see the entire page available for capturing. Hold and drag the bottom part of the screenshot region highlighter to adjust the range and area of your scrolling screenshot. To help with the capture, you will also see a zoom-in preview when you drag the selection so that you can stop exactly when you need to.
  • Once the selection is made, tap on the Save button in the top part of your screen.
  • Now, you will see the edit screen. Here, you can edit the screenshot by cropping the screenshot, adding text to it, highlighting some parts of it, and more. You can also share the screenshot directly from here to anyone you want by tapping on the share option at the top. It will then let you pick the target app and contact for sharing the image.

This is how you can capture a scrolling screenshot on an Android 12 smartphone running on stock Android.

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Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Samsung phones:

Samsung lets you capture long screenshots manually. It does not have the auto-scroll feature like its competitors.

  • Press the power button and the volume down button to capture the screenshot. Tap on the Capture more button at the bottom.
  • Repeat the step again and again until you get the part that you want to capture.

Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Oppo and Realme phones:

  • Press the Volume Down and the power button to capture a screenshot.
  • When the screenshot appears, tap on the arrow button below it.
  • The screenshot will start scrolling. When you are done with the selection, click on Stop.

Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Huawei phones:

  • Get to the screen where you want to capture the scrolling screenshot.
  • Press the Power and Volume down button at the same time to take the screenshot.
  • Once the animation shows up saying you have captured a screenshot, tap on the Scrollshot option.
  • Your phone will automatically start scrolling down the screen, and it will stop once you tap on the screen.
  • The moment you tap on the screen, the expanded screenshot will be taken to the point where the screen scrolled to before you tapped on it.
  • The scroll shot will now show up on your screen. Tap on the Share, Edit, or Delete option to make further changes or share it with your friends.

Capture Scrolling Screenshots on LG phones:

LG has a somewhat different approach to initiate the screenshot.

  • Get to the screen where you want to capture the scrolling screenshot.
  • Pull down the notification bar and choose the option Capture+.
  • Now, go back to the page and tap on the Extended option in the lower right corner of your screen.
  • Your phone will automatically start scrolling down the screen, and it will stop once you tap on the screen.
  • The moment you tap on the screen, the expanded screenshot will be taken to the point where the screen scrolled to before you tapped on it.
  • To save that screenshot, tap on the tick button in the upper left corner of your screen.

Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Oneplus phones:

  • Get to the screen where you want to capture the scrolling screenshot.
  • Press the Power and Volume down button at the same time to take the screenshot.
  • Once the animation shows up saying you have captured a screenshot, tap on the Expanded screenshot option.
  • Your phone will automatically start scrolling down the screen, and it will stop once you tap on the screen.
  • The moment you tap on the screen, the expanded screenshot will be taken to the point where the screen scrolled to before you tapped on it.
  • The scroll shot will now show up on your screen.

Capture Scrolling Screenshots on Xiaomi phones:

  • Get to the screen where you want to capture the scrolling screenshot.
  • Press the Power and Volume down button at the same time to take the screenshot.
  • Once the animation shows up saying you have captured a screenshot, tap on the Scroll option.
  • The screenshot will start scrolling. When you are done with the selection, click on Stop.

An Alternative Way to Take Scrolling Screenshots:

If you are not on Android 12, or if your phone’s custom UI does not let you take scrolling screenshots, you can use a third-party application for it. The one we will be discussing here is Longshot.

  • Open up Longshot and tap on the Capture Screenshot button.
  • An overlay will show up on your screen with a start button on top.
  • Get to the screen where you want to capture the scrolling screenshot and then tap on the Start button.
  • Once you are done with your selection, tap on the Done button.
  • This will take you back to the application, where you will see individual screenshots. Tap on the join button, and the app will automatically start sticking your captured screenshots into one single image file.
  • You can then use that image in any way you like. You can edit it further using your phone’s edit feature or share it with anyone you like using any image file-sharing application.

So, this is how to take scrolling screenshots on Android 12 and other Android smartphones. If you have any questions or queries about this article, then comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, be sure to check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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