You may need to take a screenshot to upload to the webtext as part of an assignment or to send to Soomo Support. This page will walk you through the steps to take a screenshot on various devices.

Take a screenshot on a Windows computer or a PC

There are two common ways to take a screenshot on a Windows computer: using the Snipping Tool and using the Print Screen key.

Using the Snipping Tool

  1. Open the Snipping Tool by using your computer’s search bar to search for the word “snip.” The Snipping Tool icon will appear in the search results and you can open the tool from there.

  2. Click Mode. If you want to take a screenshot of your entire screen, select the option to take a full-screen snip. If you want to take a screenshot of part of your screen, select the option for taking a rectangular snip. Crosshairs will appear, letting you click and drag to select the area you would like a screenshot of. Once you let go of the mouse, the screenshot you took will automatically appear.

  3. Click the Save icon within the snipping tool and choose where you want to save your screenshot. Saving it to the Desktop or your Downloads folder will make it easy to find.

  4. Now that you know where your screenshot file is located, you’ll be able to upload it to the webtext or send it to Soomo Support.

You can also visit this Microsoft Support article for more detailed instructions.

Using the Print Screen key

  1. Find the Print Screen key on your keyboard. The Print Screen key will usually be abbreviated to PrtSc or something similar. This button may have other text on it as well, and it is usually located in the top right of the keyboard.

  2. Press the Windows key and the Print Screen key at the same time.

  3. Find the screenshot file on your computer. It should be located inside of the Screenshots folder within your computer’s Pictures folder.

  4. Now that you know where your screenshot file is located, you’ll be able to upload it to the webtext or send it to Soomo Support.

You can also visit this Microsoft Support article for more detailed instructions.

Take a screenshot on a Mac or Apple computer

  1. Press Shift-Command-3 to take a screenshot of your entire screen, or press Shift-Command-4 to take a screenshot of a selected portion of the screen.

  2. Find the screenshot file on your computer. It should have automatically been saved to your Desktop. If it’s not there, check your Downloads folder.

  3. Now that you know where your screenshot file is located, you’ll be able to upload it to the webtext or send it to Soomo Support.

You can also visit this Apple Support article for more detailed instructions.

Take a screenshot on an Apple mobile device

Devices with a Home button

  1. Press and then release the side button and volume up button at the same time.

  2. Find the screenshot in your Photos app.

  3. Now that you know where your screenshot file is located, you’ll be able to upload it to the webtext or send it to Soomo Support.

Devices without a Home button

  1. Press and release the Home button and side button at the same time.

  2. Find the screenshot in your Photos app.

  3. Now that you know where your screenshot file is located, you’ll be able to upload it to the webtext or send it to Soomo Support.

You can also visit this Apple Support article for more detailed instructions.

Take a screenshot on an Android mobile device

  1. Press the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time, or press and hold the Power button and tap Screenshot.

  2. Find the screenshot in your Photos app by tapping Library and then Screenshots.

  3. Now that you know where your screenshot file is located, you’ll be able to upload it to the webtext or send it to Soomo Support.

You can also visit this Android Help article for more detailed instructions.


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