How To Take A Screenshot With Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a versatile and user-friendly browser, equipped with various features that allow users to perform multiple tasks. One such task is taking a screenshot. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of taking screenshots with Google Chrome.

Method 1: Using Chrome’s Built-in Developer Tools

Google Chrome has a built-in feature that allows you to take screenshots directly: the Developer Tools option. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Navigate to the webpage you want to capture.
  3. Right-click anywhere on the page and select Inspect or simply use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + I on Windows or Cmd + Option + I on Mac.
  4. This will open the Developer Tools panel. Click on the Toggle Device Toolbar button or use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + M on Windows or Cmd + Shift + M on Mac.
  5. Now, click the three-dot menu on the right side of the panel and select Capture screenshot or Capture full size screenshot depending on your preference.

Method 2: Using a Chrome Extension

Google Chrome also offers a vast array of screenshot-capturing extensions that can be added to your browser. Below, we are going to outline how to use one of the most popular Chrome extensions – Awesome Screenshot.

  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store and search for the Awesome Screenshot extension.
  2. Click on Add to Chrome to install the extension.
  3. Once installed, the Awesome Screenshot icon will appear in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser.
  4. Click on the icon and choose the type of screenshot you want to take.
  5. Select the area you want to capture and then click on Capture.
  6. You can then save the screenshot in your desired location.


Taking screenshots with Google Chrome is an effortless process, whether you are using the built-in developer tools or a third-party extension. With this step-by-step guide, you can now easily capture and share any webpage in a snap!