How To Take A Screenshot On The Samsung Galaxy S8

You know how to take a screenshot on your Samsung tablet. You know what to do to take a screenshot on your Galaxy S7. However, you now have a Samsung Galaxy S8. You ask yourself, how do I take a screenshot on my Galaxy S8? In this article, we walk you through all the ways that you save your screen with our in-depth Samsung Galaxy S8 screenshot tutorial.

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Use Power + Volume Down Buttons

Like on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and previous Samsung S smartphones, the power and volume down buttons allow you to take a screenshot on your Galaxy S8 as well. Here's what to do:

  • Firstly, press and hold the “Power” and “Volume Down” buttons for about 1.5 seconds.
  • After which, you ought to hear the camera shutter sound.
  • Lastly, once you hear the sound, release the buttons and find your screenshot in your Gallery app.

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Use Swipe To Capture

For this to work, you must first enable the swipe to capture feature in your Galaxy S8 settings. Here's how to go about using swipe to capture to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S8:

  • Firstly, under “Apps” > “Settings” > “Advanced features" be sure to enable swipe to capture.
  • Then, on any screen, use the side of your hand and swipe it from left to right across the Galaxy S8 screen to take a screenshot.

Questions & Answers

How Do I Share or Crop A Screenshot?

Also, there's a feature called Smart Capture. When enabled, it allows you to share or crop your screenshot after capturing one. Here's how to enable smart capture.

  • Go to “Apps” > “Settings” > “Advanced features"
  • Select/toggle on Smart Capture.

Where Can I Find Screenshots On Galaxy S8?

By default, your Galaxy S8 saves screenshot images on the phone's internal memory under “Pictures” > “Screenshots“, or in the “Gallery ” app within the “Screenshots” folder.

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Use Device Keys

You can capture a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S8 by simultaneously pressing the Power/Lock key and the Home key for 1 to 2 seconds. The screen will flash and you will hear a sound (if your volume is on). The screen shot will then go to the Gallery App. Remember to press the [Home] + [Power key] at the same time. If this method does not work, you can continue reading for more options and other tips. This one is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S8. Just follow these quick steps to take one right now:

  • Open the application/screen which you want to take a screenshot of.
  • Now press and hold the Power and Home buttons together.
  • You will see a quick animation and hear a feedback sound that will show that a screenshot was just taken.

How to Take Screenshots on Galaxy S8 with Palm-Swipe Gesture:

This feature has been included in almost all of the latest Samsung TouchWiz phones (i.e. Android phones from Samsung that are not more than 2 years old). In order to enable the feature and use it, follow the steps below:

  • Activate the gesture before you can actually use it. In order to do so, go into the Settings app and select the Motion menu.
  • From the Motion menu, find out Hand Motions and then check the Palm Swipe to capture checkbox.
  • Close the settings app, head to the screen which you want to capture.
  • Shape your hand like a knife (your thumb facing up) and swipe across the screen horizontally from either side, edge to edge. If you do it correctly, a swipe animation will trigger and it will save the screenshot.

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View Screenshots

If you want to view captured screenshots on your Samsung Galaxy S8, then here are the steps that you need to follow:

To view a screenshot immediately after you capture it:

  • Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.
  • Tap Screenshot captured to open the screenshot. (refer to the image below)
  • You can also quickly DELETE, EDIT, or SHARE the screenshot from the Notification Panel.

To view screenshots taken before, follow these steps:

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps.
  • Tap Gallery.
  • Tap and select Albums.
  • Tap Screenshots.
  • Select the desired screenshot.

Sharing a Screenshot

Do you want to share the screenshots saved on your Samsung Galaxy S8? Great! There is a simple way to accomplish this! Follow the steps below:

From the Notification Panel

Note: This method only works for the most recently taken screenshot. Given that, you haven't already swiped it away or deleted your notifications.

  • Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.
  • From the Screenshot captured notification, touch SHARE.
  • Share the screenshot using one of the available options.
  • Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

Note: Swipe to the left or right to reveal more sharing options.

From the Gallery

  • From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  • Touch Gallery.
  • Touch and select Albums.
  • Touch Screenshots.
  • Touch the desired screenshot.
  • Touch Share at the bottom of the screen.
  • Share the screenshot using one of the available options.
  • Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.

Screenshot-Options

There are various things that you can do with the screenshots you take on the Samsung Galaxy S8. If you need to know about these options, then you can use the information below to learn a few things.

  • From the Home screen, touch Apps.
  • Tap Gallery.
  • Tap and select Albums.
  • Tap Screenshots.
  • Tap the desired screenshot.

When viewing the screenshot, the following options are available at the bottom of the screen (see image below):

  • Favorite: Mark the screenshot as a favorite.
  • Share: Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.
  • Edit: Choose to Crop the photo, edit it using Photo Editor, or add it to a Collage.
  • Delete: Delete the screenshot.

The following options are available at the top of the screen:

  • CAMERA: Open the Camera application.
  • MORE: Access the following options:
    • Details: View technical information about the screenshot, such as its size.
    • Slideshow: Start a slideshow of the screenshots in the folder.
    • Set as contact picture: Set the screenshot as a contact photo.
    • Set as wallpaper: Set the screenshot as wallpaper.