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How to take webpage screenshot on Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge introduces a screenshot feature to capture webpages, and here's how to use it on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge screenshot feature

Microsoft Edge has a new feature to take screenshots of webpages. Sure, you can take screenshots using many other apps (for example, Snip & Sketch) or features on Windows 10, but the “Web capture” available with Edge makes it easy to grab everything you need in a single take. This is possible since the browser includes an option to take a screenshot of the full page, and the manual selection option automatically scrolls down the page to help you take a screenshot of what you need from the webpage, which it’s not possible with other tools.

Once you capture the screenshot, you can copy it to the clipboard, save it for later, or you can share it with other people. Also, the interface offers a drawing tool to annotate the capture to highlight important content with any color.

The Web capture feature is coming soon to the stable version, but it’s already available in the builds from the Dev and Canary channels. However, at the time of this writing, the ability to take full page screenshots is only available in the Canary channel.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to take quick screenshots of webpages using the Web capture tool on Microsoft Edge.

How to take part of page screenshot with Microsoft Edge

To take a screenshot with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open a website on Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and more (ellipsis) button from the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Web capture option. (Or use the Ctrl + Shift + S keyboard shortcut.)

    Microsoft Edge screenshot option
    Microsoft Edge screenshot option
  4. Select the Free select option.

    Edge free select screenshot option
    Edge free select screenshot option
  5. Use the mouse to select the region of the web page you want to capture. (You can drag the cursor down to scroll down the page to capture everything you need.)

  6. Click the Copy option from the context menu to copy the image to the clipboard which you can then paste anywhere using the Ctrl + V keyboard shortcut or the Paste option.

    Copy web capture to clipboard
    Copy web capture to clipboard
  7. (Optional) Click the Add notes option from the context menu to open the screenshot using the Web capture interface.

  8. Use the Draw option to annotate the screenshot.

  9. Choose one of the options, including Share, Copy, or Save from the top-right corner.

Once you complete the steps, you can save the screenshot for future reference, share it with other people, or paste it on a PowerPoint presentation. 

How to take full page screenshot with Microsoft Edge

To take full page screenshot with Edge, use these steps:

  1. Open a website on Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and more (ellipsis) button from the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Web capture option. (Or use the Ctrl + Shift + S keyboard shortcut.)

    Microsoft Edge screenshot option
    Microsoft Edge screenshot option
  4. Select the Full page option.

    Edge full page screenshot option
    Edge full page screenshot option
  5. (Optional) Use the Draw option to annotate the screenshot.

  6. Choose one of the options, including Share, Copy, or Save from the top-right corner.

    Edge full page capture
    Edge full page capture

After you complete the steps, the full page capture will save on your device for future reference. 

We’re focusing this guide on Windows 10, but the Web capture feature is available for all the platforms supported by the browser.

How to add web capture option to toolbar on Microsoft Edge

If you want quicker access to the web capture tool to take screenshots of webpages, you can add the button to the toolbar. Here’s how:

  1. Open a website on Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and more (ellipsis) button from the top-right corner.

  3. Right-click the the Web capture option and select the Show in toolbar option.

    Edge add web capture to toolbar
    Edge add web capture to toolbar

Once you complete the steps, the button will appear in the toolbar, next to the address bar. In the way, you can also use the same steps to remove the button, but on step No. 3, select the Hide in toolbar option.