How to screenshot on a Chromebook?

Are you accustomed to using a Chromebook to take screenshots? If not, this is the optimal time to commence as taking a screenshot has never been simpler. You can quickly and conveniently capture anything you want, whether it's an adorable picture or a helpful instructive tip. So whether you need to take a screenshot or record your Chromebook screen, follow the steps below and you’ll have what you need in no time.

Get Acquainted With Keyboard Shortcuts

To take a screenshot on a Chromebook, you can use one of the following keyboard shortcuts:

· Ctrl + Shift + Window Switcher Key: This shortcut will capture your entire screen and save it as a PNG file to your Downloads folder.

· Ctrl + Shift + F5: This shortcut will capture your entire screen and open a new window in which you can edit or annotate your screenshot.

· Ctrl + Show Windows Key (or Ctrl+F5): This shortcut will take a partial screenshot, allowing you to select an area of your screen to capture.

Screenshot on a Chromebook tablet

Chromebooks have a built-in screenshot feature, and there are several ways to take a screenshot on a Chromebook tablet. The simplest way is to press the “Ctrl” and “Window Switch” keys at the same time. This will take a screenshot of the entire screen and save it as a PNG file in the Downloads folder.

If you want to take a partial screenshot, you can use the “Ctrl”, “Shift” and “Window Switch” keys together. This will give you a crosshair cursor, which you can use to select the area of the screen that you want to capture. The selected area will be saved as a PNG file in the Downloads folder.

Screen Record on a Chromebook

There are a few different ways to record your screen on a Chromebook. The easiest way is to use the built-in Screen Recorder tool. To access this, just click the notification area in the bottom right corner of your screen and then click the “Screen Record” icon. This will open up a recording window where you can choose to record your entire screen or just a specific part of it. Once you’ve made your selection, just click “Start Recording” and Chrome will begin capturing your screen activity.

Another option for recording your Chromebook screen is to use the Google Meet app. This is especially useful if you need to record a video conference or webinar. To start recording with Google Meet, just click on the three dots in the bottom right corner of the meet window and select “Record meeting.” This will start recording both your video and audio as well as any other participants in the meeting.

You can also record your screen on a Chromebook via extension or app from the Chrome Web Store. There are a number of different options available, so be sure to do some research and find one that suits your needs. Screencastify, this extension allows you to record your entire screen, or just a specific area and also gives you some additional features such as adding annotations or audio narration. To use this extension, simply add it to Chrome from the Web Store and then click on the icon to start recording.

Where To Find The Recorded Items?

If you're using a Chromebook, your screenshots and screen recordings will be automatically saved to your Downloads folder. To find them, open the Files app and click on the "Downloads" folder on the left side of the window.


So there you have it—a quick and easy guide on how to screenshot on a Chromebook. Whether you’re taking a screenshot for personal use or for work, this method will help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. Do you have any other tips on how to take screenshots on a Chromebook? Share them with us in the comments below!