[Tips & Tricks]: Take a Screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+

ways to take screenshot on galaxy s8 and s8 plus

Samsung has brought in lots of interesting changes in the latest Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone when compared to the flagship Galaxy devices of previous years, which is what you would expect as companies bring new features and changes to freshen things up. In the Samsung Galaxy S8, the most significant changes relates to the removal of the physical home button. This changes the way Galaxy smartphone users used to perform many of the day-to-day tasks that involved the use of the Home button. Changes are also made in the back and recent keys as well in both Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models. The Galaxy S8 now has an on-screen softkey to navigate instead of the traditional home button, which is similar to Google’s Pixel and Nexus phones.

This transformation of physical home button to a touch screen softkey changes the way you take screenshot on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. Rise of the social media is also accompanied by the popularity of screenshots. We daily see users sharing millions of screenshots on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, texts, emails, and other mediums.

Up until now, taking a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy required pressing and holding the Power and Home button together. But that has changed with Galaxy S8 / S8+ because of the lack of physical home button.

How to Capture a Screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+

To take a screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+, press and hold Power + Volume Down buttons at the same time.

1 – Make sure you are on the screen you want to capture on Galaxy S8/S8+ device.

2 – Press and hold the Volume Down with Power buttons together for a few seconds.

3 – If you are taking a screenshot of an animated screen, it will be saved to device’s gallery.

4 – To access the screenshot quickly, swiping from top to bottom on the screen to open the notification bar from where you will see the captured screenshot.

5 – That’s all.

Starting from the Galaxy S8/S8+, Samsung has introduced a new scrolling screenshot feature. This is an extremely handy feature if you wish to take a screenshot of an entire page including those sections of the page that are not showing on the current screen. For example, if you want to screenshot whole webpage, entire WhatsApp thread or conversation, email, or any other page and exchange them with friends and contacts or share on social media. Scrolling screenshot enables you to capture screenshot it one image instead of taking several images and then share them one by one.

How to Capture Scrolling Screenshot on Galaxy S8 and S8+

1 – Go to the screen which you wish to capture.

2 – Press and hold the Volume Down and Power button at the same time.

3 – After taking the screenshot, tap on the Capture more option on the bottom left of the screenshot.

4 – Repeat the same until you have reach the entire page or part of the screen you want to capture as a screenshot or when the entire page is covered.

5 – That’s all.

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