You Can Now Take a Screenshot Using Just Your Voice!
Over the past few years, all the major tech firms have been introducing smartphones capable of doing multiple tasks without even as much as touching the phone. Google too, has been introducing frequent updates to the Google Assistant. The latest such update allows the users to take a screenshot using just their voice!
Voice commands are increasingly getting common, especially with devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo rising in popularity. Compared to it’s competitors, Google was quite late in entering this segment. Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa have been around for much longer. However, with these frequent updates to the Google Assistant, Google is more than catching up for the lost time. Let us take a closer look at how to take a screenshot using voice –
How to Take a Screenshot Using Voice?
For users who want to take a screenshot, the only way (without using any skins or additional apps) is to press the power and the volume down keys together. However that method has its own flaws as the timing needs to be right. While most users successfully manage to get it done in the first attempt, sometimes even the most prolific smartphone users would end up mistiming. This would lead to either the phone getting locked due to the power button being pressed, or the volume bar showing up on top.
The process is much simpler now. In order to take a screenshot using voice, simply say ‘OK Google, Take a Screenshot’ and the Google Assistant would do the needful for you! One of the most interesting features of screenshots which have been taken by the Google Assistant is that these screenshots do not show the bottom navigation bar. Moreover, Google would automatically open the ‘share’ panel from where you could simply tap on the platform where you want to share your screenshot.
This is indeed an interesting update from Google and one which would certainly make it easier to take a screenshot! Try out this feature on your Android phone right now!