Scrolling screenshots are a useful way of sharing websites with others. This is because some websites might not be accessible to others, whether it be because of government regulations, region locking, and so on. This means that if you can access that website, you can capture the page in its entirety and share it with others who can’t.
It is also useful for piecing together long pieces of conversation without having to manually try and stitch them all together, so if this sounds like something you could be interested in, then read on to find out the various ways you can capture scrolling screenshots on your Android smartphone.
Now, we should point out that depending on your phone’s brand and Android version, the OEM may or may not have built-in native scrolling screenshot capabilities. This means that not all phones might necessarily have the same features, so below we have listed a few more mainstream Android brands and their built-in scrolling screenshot tools, and also third-party alternatives if you prefer.
- Press the volume down button and power button at the same time and release it quickly
- Tap the “Scroll Capture” button (it’s the icon that looks like a downwards arrow inside of a box”
- Keep tapping until you’re done capturing
- You can make some edits to it afterwards or leave it as it is and it will automatically save to your Gallery
- On the screen you want to capture, draw the letter “S” on the screen using your knuckle
- You’ll see an animation that confirms a screenshot was taken
- Tap the Scrollshot option
- Your screen will keep scrolling until you tap on the screen again to stop
- You can edit the image, share it, save it, or delete it
- Press both the volume down and power button together and release it quickly
- In the screenshot editing page, tap the third button from the left
- The screenshot will start scrolling and capturing the screenshots
- Tap on the screen again when you want it to stop
- Hold down and quickly release both the volume down and power button at the same time
- You’ll see a thumbnail preview of the screenshot at the bottom right corner of the screen
- Tap the down arrow icon to begin the scrolling screenshot capture process
- When you’ve captured what you wanted to capture, just tap the screen again to stop
- Press the volume down and power button and release it quickly
- Tap on the Scroll button below the preview
- It will start scrolling down to capture the entire page
- Tap on Save and the screenshot will be saved to your gallery
LongShot is one of the more popular screenshot apps out there for Android, namely due to the fact that it makes it very easy to capture scrolling screenshots with.
- Launch LongShot
- Select Capture Web Page
- Enter the URL of the website
- Scroll down as far as you want, then tap “End here and capture”
- Photos will automatically be saved to your Gallery