3 Ways to Capture Full Page Scrolling Screenshots in Google Chrome

Capturing screenshots is an easy way to share the content of a webpage with family and friends. While it’s easy to take normal screenshots, you may want to capture a full-page scrolling screenshot in Chrome which could be difficult on PC. Now, some of you may think of using third-party extensions, but what if I tell you that Google Chrome has a secret option to capture full page scrolling screenshots? Yes, it is possible, and that’s what I will explain in this article. Read on.

Related | How to Take Screenshots Using Firefox Screenshot Tool

Capture Full Page Scrolling Screenshots in Google Chrome

You can either use Chrome’s built-in hidden screenshot tool or rely on a third-party extension to capture the complete page. Both methods are detailed below.

Method 1- Using Built-in Feature

Capturing a full-page scrolling screenshot in Google Chrome is possible through a hidden tool in Developer Tools. Just follow the steps below, and you will be good to go.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your Windows or macOS running computer.

Step 2: Open the page on which you want to capture a full-page scrolling screenshot. Tap the three-dot menu icon at the top right corner.

Tap on three dot menu icon

Step 3: Among the menu options, tap on More Tools.

More Tools

Step 4: Under More Tools, select Developer Tools. Alternatively, you can type Ctrl+Shift+I on WIndows or Command+Option+I on Mac to open Developer tools.

Developer Tools to Capture Full Screenshots in Google Chrome

Step 5: On the next page, tap the three-dot menu beside the settings icon.

Full Page Scrolling Screenshots in Google Chrome

Step 6: Tap the Run command option in the menu.

Alternatively, you can type Ctrl+Shift+P on Windows or Command+Shift+P on Mac to run the command.

Run command

Step 7: Search for ” screenshot ” on the run command screen. A total of four different screenshots will appear. Tap on the Capture full-size screenshot option.

Capture Full Page Scrolling Screenshots in Google Chrome

That’s it. A full-size screenshot of the webpage will be captured and saved on your computer downloads folder. If you get a prompt to save the screenshot, give the permission by tapping on Save.

Method 2- Capture Full Page Screenshot in Mobile View

If you want to capture a full-size screenshot in mobile mode (like you’d do on a smartphone), follow the below steps.

Step 1: Go to the Developers page by following the steps explained above in the article. Tap on the Mobile/Tablet icon to toggle the device toolbar on the developer tools page.

You can also use Ctrl+Shift+M on Windows or Command+Shift+M on Mac to toggle the device toolbar once you are on the developer tools page.

toggle the device toolbar

Step 2: Tapping the Device toggle bar will simulate the webpage as you are viewing it on a smartphone. Find a three-dot icon in the corner and tap on it.

three-dot icon

Step 3: A menu will appear with a lot of different options. All you have to do is tap on Capture full-size screenshot.

Capture full-size screenshot

A full-size screenshot will be saved, and it will look like the screenshot is taken on a mobile.

Method 3- Full Page Screen Capture Extension

Full Page Screen Capture Chrome

If you don’t want the hassle of using the built-in tool, you can use third-party extensions to click full-page screenshots on Chrome.

Go Full Page Scroll Screenshot in Chrome

While there are several such extensions on Chrome Web Store, you can try using GoFullPage, which worked well in our usage. All you have to do is install the extension. Then, tap its icon in the toolbar- wait for it to capture the full page scrolling screenshot.

Go Full Page Scroll Screenshot in Chrome

Once done, you can view, edit, and save the screenshot as PNG or PDF using the given options.

Wrapping Up

This is how you can capture full page scrolling screenshots in Google Chrome. You can do so easily by going into developer options. You can also toggle the device toolbar and capture a full-size screenshot similar to what you capture on a smartphone. What do you think about this hidden option to capture full page scrolling screenshots in Google Chrome? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

nv-author-image

Ratnesh Kumar

Tech Blogger & YouTuber, Cricket Lover.