How to take a screenshot on your Google Pixel 3 smartphone

Taking a screenshot on your Google Pixel 3 is similar to taking screenshots to most of Android devices. Needless to say, it’s easy and straightforward. It would only take a few seconds and you can already have a high resolution shot of the screen you want captured. Let me walk you through on how to take a screenshot on your new Pixel 3 device.

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Method 1: Holding down the Power key

That’s right. Just by holding down the power key of your phone will already allow you to take a screenshot as there will an option that will pop up on the screen. Here’s how you do it using this method…

  1. Navigate to the screen or page you want to capture. It’s advisable to close all other apps and webpages to make sure your Pixel phone can capture what you intend to take a screenshot of.
  2. Now, press and hold the Power key for at least 3 seconds. This will show an option menu.
  3. Choose Screenshot from the options. You will see the screenshot animation shortly after that and a notification will pop up.
  4. If you want to review the screenshot, just pull the notification bar down to view it. You have an option to share or delete it right from the notification bar.

Method 2: Two-button combo

You need to perform at least a couple of actions when you take a screenshot using the first method but in this method, you only need one action but you need to correctly perform the combination. Here’s how to do:

  1. Navigate to the screen you want to capture and steer clear of other apps and pages.
  2. Press and hold both volume down and power keys for a couple of seconds.
  3. The screenshot animation will show on the screen as a confirmation that the process is successfully done.
  4. You can review the screenshot and manage it right from the notification bar.

If you missed the chance to review the screenshot from the notification bar, then you can view it by opening the Photos app and then tap the Menu icon (the icon with 3 lines). Look and tap on Device folders and look for a folder the says Screenshots. This is where all screenshots are being saved by default. You may view and/or manage them here or you can rename the folder to fit to your liking.

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