How to Take a Screenshot with Google Pixel

Posted by Heather on November 16, 2016
How to Take a Screenshot with Google Pixel

The Google Pixel is a pretty amazing piece of tech introduced to the smartphone list of contenders not too long ago.  It’s ranking up there with the iPhone and the current Samsung Galaxy line of mobile phones.

We’ve been impressed by the fact that it comes running Android 7.1 Nougat and it’s proved to be excellent at photography.  With that said you might need to know some basics about using your Google Pixel smartphone.

Taking a screenshot with Your Google Pixel

Maybe you’ve seen something share-worthy or something you need to screenshot for let’s say work.  So, you need to take a screenshot of what you’re seeing.  Here’s how to do it.

  1. Press and hold down the power button on the right side of your Google Pixel smartphone.
  2. Then, hold down the volume down button while still holding the power button.
  3. Finally, release both the power and volume down buttons and you should see a quick glimpse of the screenshot you’ve captured.

You’ll also get a notification on your Google Pixel display about the screenshot you captured.  It’s available for you right in the notifications shade, but we’ll get to that in a minute.  Alternatively, you can skip ahead to the last part of this post.

Can I Use Google Assistant for Screenshots?

At the current time, you’re not able to use Google Assistant to capture screenshots, but the feature should get released soon.

Where are Screenshots Stored?

If you’ve got Google Photos installed on your Google Pixel smartphone then, it makes it very easy to find and locate screenshots.  All you have to do is;

  • Open the Google Photos App.
  • Tap the menu in the upper left-hand side of the App. It’s three horizontal lines.
  • Then, select the screenshots folder to locate the screenshot and share or view.

Instant Access to Screenshots

After you’ve taken a screenshot and you see the notification on your Google Pixel display, you can see your screenshot immediately.  To do that just swipe down on the notification shade, tap on the screenshot and you’ll get taken to it.  Or you can share or delete it directly in the notification area.

That’s it you’ve now learned how to take screenshots on your Google Pixel smartphone.  As well as know where your device stores your screenshots and how to access them through Google Photos or right from the notification shade.

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