How to take a screenshot on a Google Pixel 2 or 3, including swap methods

Like any new device, Google’s phones come with a bit of a training curve, generally for those who are switching from another form of phone, like an iPhone or Android.

Here’s all we need to know about holding and observation your screenshots on a Google Pixel 2 or 3:

How to take a screenshot on a Pixel 2 or 3

The energy and volume down buttons on a Google Pixel 3.
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Provided your Pixel 2 or 3 is entirely functional, holding a screenshot is an easy process: Simply pull a energy symbol and a “down” volume key, that are both located along a right side of a device, during a same time.

On a Pixel 3, we can also reason a energy symbol and daub “screenshot” from a dropdown menu that appears on a tip right palm side of a screen.

When we do either, a few things will happen:

  1. The phone will make a arrange of clicking noise.
  2. You’ll be shown a smaller chronicle of screenshot for one or dual seconds (this is your corroboration that a shade has been prisoner and stored) before it reverts behind to a shade we were viewing.
  3. A tiny design idol will afterwards seem during a tip of a screen.

Alternate screenshot options

Use your Google Assistant.
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If your phone’s buttons aren’t organic anymore, there is another approach to do it:

  1. Long press on a home symbol (that’s a round during a bottom of a screen), or fist a bottom half of a phone’s edges, to spin on a Google Assistant function.
  2. If we are only environment it up, be certain to capacitate a “use shade context” duty (otherwise this process will not work).
  3. Click on a microphone icon.
  4. Say a word “take a screenshot.”

You’ll afterwards be stirred to revise or share your screenshot — and if we don’t name a pity choice (like “upload to photos”), it will be deleted, rather than stored on your device.

Note: Some users have reported issues with this method. From personal experience, we might have to capacitate a Voice Match underline to get this choice screenshot process to work.

How to perspective your screenshots

Now that you’ve got a screenshot, you’ll substantially wish to take a demeanour during it.

You can entrance it by pulling down from a tip of a shade and clicking anywhere on a warning that reads “screenshot captured.” It will also uncover we a faded out perspective into partial of a screenshot.

The “screenshot captured” function.
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If you’ve already privileged a presentation by swiping it to a right or left side of a screen, we can also find your screenshots in a photos file. To get there, simply appropriate adult from a categorical shade to perspective your apps and name “Photos,” that has a colorful pinwheel idol on it.

From there, you’ll be shown a sequential perspective of your photos, including screenshots. If you’re perplexing to find an comparison one, toggle over to a “Albums” perspective and name “Screenshots.” It should seem underneath a “photos on device” streamer and will also be sorted and grouped by date.

Locate screenshots in a “photos on device” territory of a “Photos” app.
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Since a Pixel 2 and 3 are a Google phones, it also comes with involuntary syncing to your Google account. That means we can entrance your screenshots on any device as prolonged as you’re logged in. On a laptop, for example, you’d go to and you’d see those screenshots as good as all a rest of your photos. From there you’d be means to delete, archive, and download your screenshots.

If during any indicate we need to go behind yet a categorical navigation bar isn’t display up, simply appropriate adult from a bottom of a shade and click on a “back” carrot.

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