How to Take a Screenshot in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge

How to Take a Screenshot in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 users can take a screenshot easily by pressing Windows+PrtScr keys simultaneously. But such a general screenshot may not be helpful for our articles or educational, presentation purposes.

If you want more control over the screenshots, you should go with browser extensions. We will discuss here the procedure to take screenshots in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.

Taking Screenshots in Google Chrome

As a popular browser among all classes of people, Google Chrome equips with top quality extensions for the purpose.

Usually, we can record what we saw on the screen. So how will you take the screenshot of an entire web page, like below?

Screenshot Chrome

Go to the Chrome web storeand search for “Awesome screenshot”. 

awesome screenshot

Install and activate it.

Go to the desired webpage of which you want the screenshot, and click on the Awesome extension button on the toolbar.


You will get several options, including ‘Capture visible part of page’, ‘Capture selected area’, ‘Capture entire page’ and ‘Capture Desktop’. Delayed Capture is another interesting feature that gives you 3 seconds time before recording the screen.

Choose the entire page option or press Ctrl+Shift+E keys together. Now it will start recording the entire webpage and after finishing, you can either download it to the local disk or upload it to cloud projects.

Use other screenshot options according to your requirements.

Lightshotis another simple tool to take a screenshot of the viewable portion in the Chrome browser. I am using it regularly as it’s enough for my needs. 

Taking Screenshots in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the default browser on Windows 10. Follow these steps to take easy, super fast screenshots on Edge.

Go to and tap the Take Screenshot button. Follow the instructions to launch a free screen capture application. 


Open a web page to take a screenshot. Then, tap the icon you seen near the Edge on the taskbar. It will ask you to press either the PrtScr button on the keyboard or the Camera icon on the app window.

Now you will get a couple of options to record the screen. Adjust the size and do necessary modifications like highlight some parts of texts, add texts, etc if required.

screenshot edge will work with all browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc. So you need not install separate browser tools if this simple tool is with you to take screenshots.

Read How to Quickly Take a Screenshot in Windows 10 (6 Easy Ways)