How to Take a Screenshot of Google Chrome

September 11, 2020Ashley Mae

To take a screenshot of webpage on Google Chrome is the efficient way to save the information you need, especially, when you want to record the whole page.

However, it seems that Google Chrome does not offer any snipping tool to take a screenshot.

But is it?

Actually, there is hidden snipping tool on Chrome and this post shares 5 ways to screenshot selected and full webpage on Google Chrome.

Let's drive it right it.

 Screenshot Google Chrome

Part 1. How to Screenshot Full-Page on Chrome in Built-in Tool

Very few people know there is a built-in screenshot tool on Chrome. But it is.

The snipping tool on Chrome is hidden and you need to make some efforts to launch it.

Here's how to get started:

Step 1.
Launch developer tools on Chrome
Press Alt + Command + I or Command + Shift + P on Mac.
Press Ctrl + Shift + I or Ctrl + Shift + P on Windows/Linux/Chrome OS
Alternatively, you can make it by clicking the three-dot menu at the top-right corner and select More tools to choose Developer tools.
Launch Developer tool
Step 2.
Find responsive version of the web page
Click the Device Toolbar (a smaller icon like a phone on top of a tablet) at the top and open a responsive version of the webpage by default. You can customize the dimension of the view for your screenshot.
Open Device Toolbar
Step 3.
Take a full-page screenshot
To capture full webpage on Chrome, you need to click the three-dot top open the extra menu options to select Capture full size screenshot.
Instead of Capture screenshot, only the option of Capture full size screenshot will help you take a high-resolution screenshot.
Capture Screenshot

Then it will start taking a screenshot of the whole webpage and downloading the screenshot automatically on your computer.

Then the long webpage of Chrome will be captured on your computer.

Part 2. How to Make a Screenshot of Chrome on Windows and Mac

Instead of the whole long page screenshot on Chrome, you are allowed to take a selected region screenshot. Nothing is required but the screen capture software should be installed to make it.

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Now, let's streamline the process.

Step 1.
Download Chrome screen capture software
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Step 2.
Take a screenshot of Chrome
Open the Chrome browser on computer, select Screen Capture.
Select Screen Capture

To capture the whole window of Chrome webpage, you just need to move and hove your mouse over it and left-click it to take a screenshot.

To capture the selected region of Chrome page, left-click and hold your mouse and move it to draw the rectangular shape of the webpage on Chrome. Release the mouse to confirm the screenshot.

Screenshot Region
Step 3.
Edit and save screenshot on Chrome
While the screenshot is done, it will go to the edit window, where you can add the text, draw the shape, add the arrow, pin to screen, and more. If everything is done, click Save to export the JPEG screenshot on your computer.
Edit Screen Capture

For changing the screenshot format, you can change the output image format by clicking the Preferences from main menu, and navigate the Output tab to select the format from the drop-down option of Screenshot format.


Part 3. How to Take a Screenshot of Chrome on Windows via Snipping Tool

Apart from the built-in screenshot tool on Chrome, there is another one hidden screenshot program on Windows computer, Snipping Tool. It is the free screenshot software to capture Google Chrome on Windows. Though it cannot take the scrolling screenshot on Chrome, it can take the full-screen, window, rectangular and free-form snip.

You'll have to take a few more steps to get it.

Step 1.
Run Snipping Tool
Click the start button on Windows, and type Snipping Tool in the search box top open it.
Step 2.
Take a Chrome screenshot
Open the webpage via Chrome browser that you want to take a screenshot of. Return to Snipping Tool, and select the screenshot mode from the drop-down option of Mode, and it will start taking the screenshot on Chrome.
Snipping Tool

After snipping it, the screenshot will display in the editing box for further editing. Here you are able to select Pen, Highlighter, Eraser, etc., to draw, highlight or erase the screenshot.


Snipping Tool is the built-in program on Windows, as for Mac users, you can get the Snipping Tool for Mac.

Part 4. How to Screenshot in Chrome on Mac via Shortcut

Similar to Snipping Tool on Mac, there is the built-in helper on Mac which can take a screenshot on Chrome. The screenshot software on Mac is the keyboard hotkey combination.

Just open the Chrome browser webpage and use the following hotkeys to start taking a screenshot.

Full screen capture: Command + Shift + 3

And the image of the current screen will be saved in full resolution as a PNG file on your desktop.

Partial screen capture: Command + Shift + 4

Hold down and drag your mouse to draw the rectangular shape, and then release the mouse button.

Customized windows: Command + Shift + 4 + Spacebar

Hover and window and confirm to take a Chrome web page window.

Take Chrome Screenshot on Mac

For further editing features like crop an image on Mac, you can refer to this page.

Part 5. How to Screenshot Chrome Page with Chrome Extension

Apart from the screenshot tool above, you can also use the Chrome extensions to capture the Chrome screenshot. Such Chrome screenshot plug-ins as Make a Screenshot, Webpage Screenshot, Page Screenshot, etc., are free to install on your browser.

Here, we will take Make a Screenshot as an example. It is an easy screenshot tool to capture the current region on Chrome.

Step 1.
Add Make a Screenshot extension to Google Chrome
Find Make a Screenshot in Chrome's Store and add the extension.
Step 2.
Take a Chrome screenshot
Open the webpage on Chrome, and click the extension (A camera image icon) in the toolbar on Chrome. Then it will start taking a screenshot for Chrome. After that, right-click the image to select Save image as to download the screenshot on your computer.

Part 6. FAQs of Taking Screenshot on Chrome

Why do the screenshots go on Mac?

By default, all the screenshots on Mac will be saved to your desktop as PNG. They are named as screenshot + date.

How do you screenshot on iPhone?

To take screenshots on iPhone, you need to tap and hold the Home Button and Sleep/Wake button meanwhile and you will hear the camera shutter sound. Then the screenshot will be saved on your Camera Roll on the Photos app on iPhone. For taking a screenshot for the other models of iPhone, you can check it here.

Why can't I take screenshots in incognito mode in extension?

Chrome 65 and above does not longer allow users to enable extensions in incognito mode, including the Chrome screenshot extension. However, you can toggle on screenshot extension in incognito mode via some settings.
Step 1. Click the menu button in Chrome, and select More tools to choose Extensions.
Step 2. Find the screenshot extension from the list, and click Details.
Step 3. Scroll and toggle on Allow in incognito. Then you can use the screenshot extension in the incognito mode from Chrome.


Taking a screenshot on Chrome is the easies way to save the content from webpage. This post shares 5 ways to take screenshot on Google Chrome, so that you can take the scrolling webpage, selected region or customized window from Chrome on Windows and Mac.

Now I'd like to hear what you have to say:

Which method are you going to try first?

Do you have better solutions to take a screenshot on Chrome?

Either way, let me know in the comments section below.

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