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How to take and edit screenshots on Android P

Android P: screenshots at their best

With Android Pscreenshots will shine like never before thanks to the native tools built into the operating system. The ninth version of Google’s system will incorporate its own advanced capture and editing methods, which is a great leap from those beginnings in which you could not take a screenshot and had to resort to third-party tools, such as Screenshot Assistant.

That is in the past. These methods will continue to be valid for old versions of Android, which will be the ones that have the majority of users due to the fragmentation of the system. For the rest, there will be a new direct method to take screenshots and, above all, you can edit screenshots without any problem. We’ll tell you how you can do it when the final version of Android P.

How to take and edit screenshots on Android P

How to take screenshots on Android P

There will be two methods available in Android P: the old and the new.

  • Power button + Volume down: Holding down this classic button combo you can take a screenshot.
  • Hold down the Power button: And in the pop-up menu that appears, choose the option to take screenshot rune.

edit screenshots on Android P

How to edit screenshots on Android P

Whichever method you choose, the screenshot will appear in your notification panel. Thanks to Markup, the new integrated tool (you can try a version on any Android), you will have an option available called, directly, Edit. As soon as you press it, the application will launch and you will be able to apply all kinds of changes that you can expect from such a tool. You will have:

  • Trim: To capture only the part you want of an image.
  • To write: An option whose name says it all. Use a pen to write about the catch by hand.
  • Change the color of the pen: To choose the color with which to write. You can go for black, red, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white.
  • Undo and redo edits: To undo what you don’t like or redo it if you change your mind.

edit screenshots on Android P

When you’re done, you just need to use the button save to save it in Google Photos or use the button Share to use the capture in a social network or any other application.