How to Enable and Use the built-in Screenshot Tool of Google Chrome?


We often say that technology has eased our lives, and it isn’t even difficult to look for the proof. We are going to show it to you guys just in this article.

Now, if you are a windows user and have Google Chrome as your primary browser, there is a piece of good news for you. The Chrome browser now offers a built-in screenshot tool. And it doesn’t end here. You also don’t need to download any extension to use it. Just look for the option in your browser.

But, if you somehow don’t find this option in your browser, we will guide you through it.

Let us look for the screenshot tool under the Share menu in the address bar. The tool lets you capture a user-defined area of the open website in the current tab.

Chrome’s screenshot tool includes several tools for annotating your screenshots. These are the following:-

  • Arrows
  • Brush
  • Circle
  • Emoji stickers
  • Line
  • Rectangle
  • Text

You can also choose a color for these tools. Apart from that, you can copy your edits into the system clipboard.

How to Enable and Use the built-in Screenshot Tool of Google Chrome?

Use these steps to turn on and use the built-in screenshot tool of Google Chrome:

Step 1: Launch the Google Chrome browser on your Windows 11 or 10 machine.

Step 2: Then, copy and paste the following into the address bar, and press Enter key from the keyboard:-


Step 3: You can use the drop-down menu Desktop Screenshots and Desktop Screenshots Edit Mode and select the Enabled option.

Step 4: Now, click on the Relaunch button at the bottom to apply the changes.

Step 5: Complete the steps, and it will turn on the built-in screenshot tool in your Chrome browser.

Step 6: After that, to use this tool, open a webpage that you want to screenshot and click on the Share this page button beside the URL.

Step 7: Find Screenshot in the drop-down menu.

Step 8: An area selection tool will appear when you click on the screenshot. You can select any area and instantly copy it to the clipboard using this tool. You can also see a preview of the screenshot in the screenshot corner of the browser.

Step 9: After this, find the Edit and Downloscreenshot there. To save your screenshot as a PNG, click on the Download. Click on Edit to further edit your screenshot.

Step 10: If you select the Edit button, it will open Screen Image Editor in a new tab, and on the top, you have several tools for annotating screenshots. You can edit your screenshot easily with this tool.

At the bottom, you’ll find three buttons:-

  • Clear Canvas: Use it if you make some mistake in editing.
  • Copy Image: Copy the screenshot and paste it into other applications such as Paint, Microsoft Word Document, etc., using this tool.
  • Export Image: Use it if you want to save the screenshot to your computer.

That’s it.

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