Google Chrome to Add Scrolling Screenshots Feature on Android


INTRO: Earlier this year, Google was spotted testing scrolling screenshots on Android 11. The feature didn’t make its thanks to the ultimate build though. Now, Android might not be living up to its promise of a scrolling screenshots feature, a replacement report hints that Google is getting to add it to the Chrome browser for Android.

According to a replacement Chrome Story report, Google is functioning on an experimental flag to enable scrolling screenshots for Chrome. “Chrome Share Long Screenshots: Enables UI to edit and share long screenshots on Android,” reads the flag’s description.

Once the feature goes live, you’ll be ready to capture, edit, and share scrolling screenshots from Chrome browser. Unfortunately, the flag isn’t live even within the Canary channel of Chrome yet. We could expect Google to feature the scrolling screenshot choice to Chrome’s share sheet, which already features a screenshot button.

Of course, this is often not a completely new or revolutionary feature by any means. Several OEM skins including One UI, MIUI, and OxygenOS have had this feature for quite a while now. In fact, there are tons of third-party apps, like LongShot to require scrolling screenshots on any Android device.

In a recent Reddit AMA, Dan Sandler, who’s a part of the Android team clarified that the company’s goal is to create scrolling screenshots in such how that any app can make use of it, regardless of the app’s current implementation. This is easier said than done, and naturally, it takes time to effectively implement the feature.

Until then, this upcoming scrolling screenshots feature should help users, a minimum of within the Chrome browser. That said, we’ll need to wait until Chrome team makes the feature available, which should hopefully happen over the approaching weeks.

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