Screenshots are a very common task in our day-to-day usage of our smartphones. They are also very convenient for sharing instantly whatever is there on our phone screens. Surely by now you must have come across a situation where you wish to share only a part of your screenshot with someone. For this, you have to visit the screenshot in the gallery and then crop the image, save it and then share it. This process seems to tedious and time-consuming.

There are rumors that the latest android OS 7.1 might have added the “Partial Screenshot” feature. Although, this feature isn’t active yet on any devices, but it can be switched on with a small edit, simply by modifying line 53 of TakeScreenshotService to takeScreenshotPartial(). The name of the function is self-explanatory. Whenever you try to take a screenshot, the system will ask you to select the region of which you want to take the screenshot. After selecting the region, it will take screenshot of that region and save it. This process avoids the need of editing the Screenshot later in the “Gallery”.

But since the feature is not available yet on our android devices, there are is a way where you can take partial screenshots on Android. The “Screenshot Crop and Share” app will be of help here.

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How to Take Partial Screenshots on Your Android Device

Steps to use Screenshot Crop and Share:

  1. Install the app from Google Play Store. Click here.
  2. Grant the necessary permissions that the app prompts on startup.
  3. Now, take a screenshot like you would normally do. After taking the screenshot a sort of menu appears where it gives you options like edit, share, delete etc. Choose the edit option and crop the image then and there and save it. There you go!

The following image shows how your screen will look like when you download the app.

You don’t need any kind of root permissions for running this app for taking partial screenshots on Android. So until the option of partial screenshots is included in our Android OS rely on Screenshot Crop and Share app.

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