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How to Take Screenshot Using Google Assistant [Android Phone Only]

Posted on the 07 February 2019 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

Guess what? You can also take a screenshot using Google Assistant, the blog post will guide you how to do that.

how to take a screenshot on Android phone using google assistant

Artificial Intelligence is in trend, right? Google Assistant is one of its biggest example. It is an artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant developed by Google.

Google Assistant comes preinstalled in almost all the devices that run Android operating system. The purpose of including it into Android phones is to make more user-friendly and intuitive.

With the help of voice commands, you can do a various thing like you can recognize songs, set alarms, send money to your friends and even more. Also, there’s a never-ending list of things which users can do using Google Assistant.

Take screenshot using Google Assistant on Android Phone

Guess what? You can also take a screenshot of the phone screen using Google Assistant. Here’s how you can do that:

Before you start taking the screenshot of the screen, first of all you need to activate screenshot functionality. Here goes the steps:

Enable Google Assistant Screenshot Tool

Launch Google Assistant. For that, you can say “Hey Google” or you can long tap Home button on your Android phone

Alternatively, you can also launch Google Assistant app.

Next, tap on the ‘Navigation‘ icon in the Google Assistant pop-up.

After that, tap on the ‘More‘ icon available on the upper right corner and select ‘Settings‘.

google assistant settings

Here, you need to switch to ‘Assistant‘ tab and scroll down to ‘Assistant devices‘. Tap on ‘Phone‘.

google assistant - use screen context

On the Next screen, you need to scroll down to ‘General‘ section enable ‘Use screen context‘ by moving the slider to ON position.

That’s it.

At this point, you have successfully enabled the functionality that let you take the screenshot using Google Assistant

Take a Screenshot using Google Assistant

To take a screenshot, activate the Google Assistant and give commands like “take a screenshot”

In no second, screenshot will be captured and a quick “edit and share” menu will open up having a various app using which you can either edit or share a screenshot with your friends.

take screenshot google assistant

Keep in mind, Google Assistant screenshot tool will only take a screenshot of the screen thats behind the Google Assistant screen. For example, if you’re on the homescreen of your device and try to take a screenshot, the tool will take a screenshot of the homescreen.

Google Assistant screenshot tool is useful for those who don’t want to use key combinations or use screenshot apps to take a screenshot.

Since Google Assistant comes preinstalled in almost all the Android phone, this method is one the easiest method to take a screenshot on Android phone.

What are your thoughts about Google Assistant Screenshot tool? You might this method handy? Whatever comes in your mind feel free to share it in the comments.


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