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Take Screenshots From Recent Apps Menu in Android 11

With the redesigned recent apps menu on Android 11, you can now capture and share screenshots without having to use any gestures or key combinations. In this article, let’s see how to take screenshots from the recent apps menu in Android 11.

Take Screenshots From Recent Apps Menu in Android 11

The new recent apps menu in Android 11 public beta functions the same as on Android 10. However, it now features larger cards and controls to select & copy text and capture screenshots. It also gets a separate button to share your screen’s image with other people or devices, as described below.

1] Pull up the Recent Apps Menu on your phone. You can either press the recent button or swipe up from the bottom and hold if using gesture controls.

2] Tap the Screenshot button on the bottom left. It will capture and save a screenshot for the most recent app on your phone.

3] If you know that you’re going to share the screenshot, directly hit the Share button. It’ll capture the screenshot and automatically take you to the share sheet for sharing it with other people, apps, or devices.

As usual, the captured screenshots can be viewed in Photos > Albums > Screenshots. Unfortunately, Google hasn’t included the scrolling screenshot feature in the current build. That said, the same is expected to roll out by the release of stable Android 11.

Wrapping Up

The new feature is highly useful for people like me who capture and share a lot of screenshots. Simply navigate to the page you want, swipe up to open the recent menu, and tap the button, easy-peasy, right?

Anyway, what are your thoughts on it? Do you find it awkward to take screenshots using buttons? Let us know in the comments below. Stay tuned with us for more tips and tricks on Android 11.

Also, read- How to Enable Chat Bubbles Feature on Messenger in Android 11


Ritik Singh

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