How to Take a Screenshot on the Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL

Pixel 2


Google released it’s newest phones this week, and new owners are probably still figuring out some of the basic features of the phone.

Screenshots can be used to keep records of conversations, pictures or to get help troubleshooting an issue.

To take a screenshot, hold the power off and volume down button at the same time. After a second or two, the screen should flash with a thumbnail, indicating that the picture has been taken. The picture then floats into your notification tray.

To use the screenshot, you can navigate to your gallery or slide down the notification shade and tap to share or delete the image.

Be sure to press both of the buttons at the same time. If you press the power button before you press the volume down button, the phone may ask if you’d like to shut down, and if you press the volume button before the power button the volume slider will show up instead.

The process to take a screenshot on the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL is the same as it has been on Android phones for the last few years.

Another interesting feature of the Google Pixel is the active edge that allows you to squeeze your phone in order to indicate that you’d like your Google Assistant to start listening to your commands. To use this feature, either say “okay Google” or give your phone a squeeze whenever. This works whether you have your phone set to lock or if you have always-on display enabled.

All Google Pixel phones are equipped with the Google Assistant, which can be synced with other Google devices including the Google Home Mini and Max and the Google Pixelbook.

Every Google Pixel 2 is dust- and water-resistant. Neither the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL has a headphone jack.

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