How To Take A Screenshot On WhatsApp

WhatsApp is the leading messaging app owned by Facebook. WhatsApp Messenger is one of the best and most downloaded instant messaging applications on both Android and iOS devices. Taking a Screenshot on WhatsApp to save chat conversations is one of the most used features on mobile devices.

Taking a WhatsApp screenshot on iPhone or Android can sometimes be very important because it lets users save a certain important conversation on their smartphone, and it can be shared with other users.

This guide will show you every single way of taking a screenshot of WhatsApp chat on any device like Android, iOS.

How To Take Screenshot On WhatsApp

Depending on the operating system you are using, there are different methods to take a screenshot on WhatsApp for Android and iOS users.

Take A Screenshot On WhatsApp On iPhone

Follow the below steps for taking WhatsApp screenshot on any of the iPhone models. This also works on any iOS devices like the iPad as well.

Step 1: Go to the WhatsApp app and open the chat screen, which you want to take a screenshot.
Step 2: Press and hold the power button and home button simultaneously on your iPhone with the home button.
Step 3: You will hear the camera shutter sound, which shows that the screenshot has been taken successfully.
Step 4: You can also insert or share the captured screenshot on emails or different social media sites by accessing it from the phone’s Photos app inside the screenshots folder. Also, you can tap on the screenshot notification to access the screenshot easily for sharing.

Take a Screenshot On whatsApp using iOS default way

Take screenshot On WhatsApp in Android

This is the best and easiest way of taking a screenshot on your android device. You can do this by using hardware buttons or by using the screenshot option on the notification panel drop-down menu on the recent android OS like Android 9 or Android 10.

1. WhatsApp Screenshot Using hardware buttons

Almost all smartphones have a hardware-based option to take a screenshot like pressing the volume down button and power button will work on most of the android devices.

Let’s learn how to take screenshot on WhatsApp on android device.

Step 1: Go to the WhatsApp screen which you want to take a screenshot.
Step 2: Press and hold the power button and home button, if you have a physical home button or try the power and volume down button option.
Step 3: You will hear the camera shutter sound and a notification on the latest android devices which indicates that the screenshot has been taken successfully.
Step 4: You can also edit and share these screenshot images to social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, etc..


2. Take a screenshot on WhatsApp using toggle settings in Android 10 Or Q

Taking a screenshot has been made easy with the latest Android Q update. In android Q devices a screenshot option is shown inside the notification panel itself for easy access.

Step 1: When you are in the WhatsApp chat that you want to screenshot, you can just swipe down the notification panel and click the screenshot quick toggle option.

Step 2: A screenshot will be taken and will be shown at the bottom of the screen. Tap on it to edit the screenshot and save it.

3. Take A Screenshot On WhatsApp In Android 11

On the latest Android 11 devices like the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 and also other devices being updated to Android 11 or Android R, you can take a screenshot of WhatsApp conversation easily using the following steps.

  1. Open the WhatsApp chat you want to screenshot.
  2. Then go to the notification center and click on the Screenshot toggle icon to take a screenshot .
  3. Now the WhatsApp screenshot will be saved on the screenshot folder in the Photos app.

Take Screenshot on WhatsApp in Android with Screenshot App

You can follow the below steps on any of the android smartphones. This tutorial also works on any android tablets with WhatsApp installed as well.

Step 1: First of all, you need to download and install the apowersoft screenshot app. Search on google “apowersoft” to download.

Step 2: Open the app and tap on the Start button to activate the screenshot.

Step 3: Go to the WhatsApp screen which you want to take a screenshot.

Step 4: Press the overlay icon. After pressing the overlay icon the screenshot will appear in the image editor of the app.

Step 5: You can edit the image and when you are done editing Tap on Done and click the “Save” button to store the images on your phone. You can find it in a folder named Apowersoft Screenshot under Gallery.

Take a long screenshot of WhatsApp chat messages

Step 1: Open the chat window to take a screenshot now.

Step 2: Install a full capture screenshot app from the google play store like Copy Text & Screenshot.

Step 3: Now activate the screenshot app and click on the long screenshot option when you are in the chat window.

Step 4: Now your scrolling WhatsApp screenshot is taken and will be saved automatically on your screenshot folder on your gallery app.

How to take a screenshot of WhatsApp Status

Step 1: Go to the WhatsApp Status of the person of which you want to take a screenshot off.

Step 2: To take a screenshot of the WhatsApp status now press the volume down and power button if you are using an android phone or if you are using an iPhone with home button press the Home button and power button together to take a screenshot. 

Step 3: If you are not sure which button to press refer to the above guides based on the phone you are using.

Take screenshot of WhatsApp on Windows & Mac

  1. Launch the WhatsApp web application on your browser by going here.
  2. Login to WhatsApp by opening WhatsApp on your phone and go to settings. Select WhatsApp Web and give access to camera and point your phone at the QR code shown on the WhatsApp for web website.
  3. Now use the default way to take screenshot on windows which is using the snip and sketch or use shortcut keys Alt + PrtScn take screenshot of WhatsApp on your windows computer.
  4. On your mac click on the screenshot shortcut button Shift + Command+ 3 or open the Mac screenshot tool to take screenshot of WhatsApp on Mac.

Steps For Taking Screenshot in WhatsApp Using Advanced tool

This tutorial is only for advanced users or developers who knows their way around their computer or smartphone.

Step 1: First of all, you need to download the Apowersoft iPhone/iPad Recorder and install on your computer. You can download it by searching on google.

Step 2: Check whether your iPhone and computer are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 3: Swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone screen to open the Control Center and tap on the airplay button.

Step 4: Now, tap on your computer name and turn on the mirroring option. After that, your iPhone screen will be immediately projected to the computer.

Step 5: Go to the WhatsApp screen, which you want to take a screenshot.

Step 6: Just click the camera icon above the projected screen on the computer and a window will pop up with the screenshot selected in it.

WhatsApp Screenshots Frequently Asked Questions

How do I take a screenshot on WhatsApp?

Taking a screenshot on Whatsapp is easy. Open Whatsapp and follow our step by step tutorial. Click on the power and volume down button or using google assistant and type in screenshot.

How do I take a screenshot of WhatsApp video?

If you are running Android Q you can use the android inbuilt screen recorder to record a video in WhatsApp. Or go the video you are watching on WhatsApp and download the video to your device by clicking the video and selecting download option. If the video is already downloaded, you can see the video in your WhatsApp internal media storage location.

How do you screenshot on WhatsApp iPhone?

Taking a WhatsApp screenshot on iPhone is different based on the model of iPhone you are using. If it has a home button, press the home button and power button at the same time to take a screenshot. Or if you have the latest iPhone X, XS models click the Power button and volume button at the same time and release it. Learn more by reading the tutorial above in our post.

Has WhatsApp banned screenshots?

WhatsApp has considered a ban on Chat Screenshots, but it’s not fully implemented yet. So you can take a screenshot of status or profile picture.

How to take a screenshot in WhatsApp video call?

Yes you can take a screenshot while in a video call on WhatsApp. Just press the default screenshot buttons on your phone.

Does WhatsApp Notify Screenshots of Status?

No, for now, there will be no WhatsApp Screenshot notification when you take a screenshot of WhatsApp Status. But Facebook is working on a feature that will notify users when a screenshot is taken.

Will there be WhatsApp Screenshot Notification for WhatsApp Chat Screenshots?

No WhatsApp will not notify users when a Chat Screenshot is taken. But the feature is in development for future release.


I hope you liked our detailed post on taking screenshots in WhatsApp using various methods in all major Operating Systems like Windows 10, macOS, Android, and iOS.

Also, let us know if you have any problems while taking a simple screenshot or long screenshot on WhatsApp in the comments section below.

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