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Google Chrome for Android Adds Screenshot Tool

Last year, presented browser Google Chrome for mobile devices a custom share menu to replace the default system.

Browser for Android now adds a built-in screenshot tool.

And when you want to share something via Google Chrome for Android – either via the full menu or from the address bar – the share menu slides to the top.

Since version 85 released in August, Google has reorganized it so that the page name, URL, and favicon for the current site you’re visiting appear at the top.

It also shows a bunch of apps with more on the far left to open the default Android system.

And the last row becomes the primary place for actions like copying the link, sending it to your devices, QR code and printing.

It appeared for some users of the Google Chrome browser Version 91 For Android Screen Capture Tool.

And your entire screen, including the omnibox, is captured using the bottom bar that houses the clipping tools, adding text and drawing.

The text user interface is neat in that the current field features corner shortcuts for cropping, expanding, and shearing by dragging and deleting.

Meanwhile, it allows you to choose from 18 colors. Undo and redo are available through this tool.

When you’re done, tap Next in the upper-right corner and you’ll see options to share this screenshot, save to device only, or delete.

This middle option treats it as if you were downloading a file from the web. It appears in the Google Chrome browser’s built-in download manager.

Google Chrome version 91 for Android was released earlier this week. The screenshot tool in the share menu has a new badge.

While this feature is somewhat of a duplication of the Markup tool introduced with Android 11 and updated in Android 12, people appreciate the option because the screenshot is the way people save things they see across the web and apps these days.

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