Google Chrome to bring new screenshot tool soon! Check highlights

    Google Chrome is testing a new screenshot tool just like the one we already have on Microsoft Edge. Check out all the highlights here.
    By: HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:08 IST
    Google Chrome is testing a new feature!
    Google Chrome is testing a new feature! (Pixabay)
    Google Chrome is testing a new feature!
    Google Chrome is testing a new feature! (Pixabay)

    Google Chrome is reportedly getting a new and advanced screenshot tool just like the one we already have on Microsoft Edge. If you are a Microsoft Edge user, you must be aware of the handy ‘Web Capture' tool, that allows you to capture certain areas of the browser and copy the snap to the clipboard or edit it using Windows Ink. Even Chrome for Android has a handy screenshot tool and tech giant is now adding similar functionality to Chrome for Windows 11, Windows 10, macOS and ChromeOS.

    As per the report shared by Neowin,Google is working on bringing an improved built-in screenshot editor for its Chrome browser. The new tool is spotted in Chromes' beta version called Canary. The report also suggests that Google Chrome will have a better Screenshot tool than Microsoft edge. Microsoft Edge's Web capture screenshot tool only lets users select the area that they want to take a screenshot of , however, the new tool on Chrome lets you add and resize various shapes, such as circles, squares, arrows, and lines.screenshot.

    That's not all but it will also have tools for thickness adjustment, brushes, smiles, and text with the options to customize color and styling. You can enable the new tool from the flags menu. Here are simple and easy steps. 

    How to enable Google Chrome screenshot tool

    Time
    Tools
    Supplies
    30 Minutes
    • Lpatop
    • PC
    • Updated browser
    • Internet
    Step 1:

    Download Chrome Canary or Chromium.

    Step 2:

    Now, go to chrome://flags.

    Step 3:

    Enable two flags: “Desktop Screenshots” and “Desktop Screenshots Edit Mode.”

    Step 4:

    Finally relaunch and you’re all set to explore the new Screenshot tool. 

    Step 5:

    Now, you can easily take a screenshot by clicking on the Share button in the Omnibox.

    Step 6:

    Select the Screenshots button and ink the area of the screen that you want to capture, and copy it to the clipboard. 

    Step 7:

    The screenshot will be saved to the clipboard. You can paste it into any app like MS Paint and draw accordingly. 

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