Thursday, 21 February, 2019

The Google app has a screenshot editing feature in beta

The Google app has a screenshot editing feature in beta The Google app has a screenshot editing feature in beta
Theresa Hayes | 20 February, 2018, 16:55

Google has been testing a screenshot tool built straight into its Google app for almost the past year, and soon, the feature is finally going to become available to a worldwide audience. The fact that it's now part of the latest beta suggests it could roll out to the main app very soon. But, for now, the new feature will be limited to Google apps which include Feed and Search.

When you turn this feature on (Google App Settings Accounts & privacy Edit and share screenshots), which was first spotted by 9to5Google, shortly after you take a screenshot, you'll get a prompt at the bottom of your screen with options to "Edit" or "Share".

A couple of weeks ago, I asked Google to build screenshot scrolling into Android, since nearly every other phone maker on the planet has done so except them.

Opting into the beta is a breeze, and you can be up-and-running with the new version in a matter of moments.

It is important to note that the tool only works inside of the application, so the Google app should be activated when editing and quick sharing the screenshot. Tapping on it will make the feature start on its works. Then every time you take a screenshot in the Google app or a Chrome custom tab, a panel will slide up, letting you preview, edit, or share the image to other apps. The crop button lets you quickly crop the size of your screenshot, the done button lets you finish and share, and the draw button lets you...draw (in different colors). The saved images will be compiled in your phone's Screenshots folder.

It's quite obvious that this latest Google app feature is still on infancy stage, indicating that there will be improvements to come in future versions.

Google has made a decision to borrow a new feature from Apple iOS.