Screenshots can be one of the most effective ways to share information, as it gives the people you are communicating to first-hand knowledge of what you’re seeing. Of course, different platforms have different means of capturing a screenshot. Let’s go over these methods to ensure that you can do so efficiently and easily.
Taking a screenshot in Android 10 is a very simple task, whichever of the two available processes you choose to follow. Both feature the power button.
Options to delete, share, and/or edit your screenshot will appear in a banner notification for your use. These screenshots can be found in the Photos app, in the Screenshots folder.
In Android 11, your options are very similar to those in Android 10.
A thumbnail of your captured screenshot will appear, which you can access to delete it, share it, and/or edit it. Finding your screenshots is as easy as navigating to your Photos app, selecting Library, and finding the category Photos on device. There, you should find an icon labelled Screenshots, which is where your screenshots are filed.
For Samsung Galaxy users, you can swipe the entire screen with the palm of your hand to take a screenshot. You’ll want to make sure this is turned on in your Gesture Settings.
If you prefer the iPhone, taking a screenshot is similarly simple.
A thumbnail image will appear on the screen, which you can tap to delete, edit, and/or share your new screenshot. Pressing Done gives you the option to save your screenshot to Photos, Files, or to delete it after all.
Users have a few different options to take a screenshot (or, as Microsoft refers to them, a “snip”) using the Windows 10 tool called “Snip & Sketch.”
Mac devices also have an onboard screenshot tool for their users’ convenience. To access it, press Shift + Command + 5 to pull up the utility.
It is important to note that this only applies to devices with Mojave or Catalina installed. Otherwise, users can save screenshots to their desktop.
Because Chromebooks are made a little differently than either Windows or Mac devices, not many people are as familiar with the shortcut keys that are assigned to them. However, it is very possible to take screenshots on these devices. To do so, you must use the “Show windows” button. It’s the one that sits where the F5 key would be on a PC, with the icon that looks like a box with lines next to it.
Whether it’s sharing information with your support resource or collaborating with your team members, screenshots are undeniably useful. What do you find yourself using them for the most? Share your experience in the comments!