How to take a screenshot using Google Assistant

The default method of taking a screenshot on Android is a little hard. Pressing the power and volume down button at the same time can be hit and miss. Thanks to Google Assistant, that task can be performed easily by your voice command say, “Ok Google, take a screenshot”. Here’s how you can take a screenshot using Google Assistant.

If Google Assistant is pre-installed on your phone, you’re all set to go ahead. Otherwise, check if you meet the following requirements.

  1. Android version 7.0 or later
  2. The latest Google App.

You can install Google Assistant app from Play Store.

Step 1: Enable Screenshot in Google Search app

To take a screenshot using Google Assistant, you need to first enable screenshot in Google Search app. To do so, follow the steps;

  1. Open the Google app. Tap the ‘More’ button in the lower right of the screen.
  2. Go to Settings > Google Assistant.
  3. Choose the ‘Assistant’ tab. Then, scroll down and choose ‘Phone’ under ‘Assistant devices’.
  4. Scroll to ‘General’ section. Turn the toggle on next to ‘Use screen context’.
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Step 2: Take Screenshot with Google Assistant

Say “Ok Google” or long press the home button to launch Google Assistant. Once the Assistant appears, either say or type out a simple command such as “Take a Screenshot”. It takes a screenshot of the screen that was displayed prior to opening Assistant.

Note: Google Assistant crop out the status bar and bottom navigation buttons from the screenshot.

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Remember, the screenshots created with Google Assistant will not be saved on your device storage. After taking a screenshot, Assistant will prompt you to share the screenshot, or upload it to Google Drive, Photos, or any online storage. If you skip this, the screenshot will not be saved anywhere.

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