Capture, edit screenshots in Chrome 91 Android from Share menu
Chrome for Android, version 91, receives a significant boost in the sharing department with the newly added ability to take and edit screenshots right from the share menu. The new tool, spotted by 9to5Google, has been stacked alongside other broader browser changes in the latest app update. Namely, the update of Chrome 91.
What does it do exactly?
In summary, the new feature begins by adding a tool to take screenshots in the Chrome 91 share menu on Android smartphones. When selecting to share a site from the menu, users are presented with a new icon. It is placed on the far left and shaped like a dotted square, with a plus symbol at the bottom right.
Tapping that saves an image of the entire screen including the page content and Chrome UI. Then users are given options to crop, add text, or draw.
The first of the options is a fairly standard crop menu. The “Text” option in the center, conversely. And it allows users to add and format text to the image, as well as offer cropping, enlarging, tilting and deleting options. Finally, “Draw” allows users to add shapes manually, including a selector to select from 18 color options and no less than six different line sizes. Of course, Undo and Redo buttons are also available, just in case.
Once editing is complete, users simply select “Next” in the upper right corner. Then they can share it directly from the user interface or save it to their device. And Google also offers a third option to delete the image.
What if the screenshot tools are not showing in Chrome Android yet?
Now, as stated above, this change happens via Chromium 91. So the first thing to do if the change does not appear yet is to update Chrome on your Android smartphone or tablet.
If the change still does not appear, there is another way to add it. Namely, an experimental indicator setting that can be enabled to access it. By going to “chrome: // flags” and searching for “Chrome share screenshot”.
From there, users should be able to “Enable” the feature from the associated drop-down menu.