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Google makes screenshot sharing easy on Android with new update

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is chock full of new features, and Google just added one more. A recent update spotted by Droid-Life makes it way easier to snap a screenshot and share it online or with a friend using the company’s new Now on Tap feature.

Assuming your phone runs Android 6.0 and you have the latest version of the Google app you should be able to use this new feature. To try it out just launch Now on Tap by holding down the home button. Then when the menu pops up hit the newly added share button in the bottom left corner to grab a screenshot of whatever you were looking at.

From there Google will let you share the image however you want. You can post it publicly to Twitter or Instagram, send it to a friend over Hangouts or email, share it to another device using Pushbullet, or just save the screenshot to your phone. Now on Tap also cleverly blocks out the notification bar at the top of your screen so you don’t accidentally share any personal information.

Like we said you’ll need Android 6.0 Marshmallow to do this yourself, but if you’re already running the latest version of Google’s software this is a pretty great perk. And if the option still isn’t showing up hit the Play Store link below and try updating to the latest version of the Google app.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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