How to Take Full Length Scrolling Screenshots in OnePlus 3 (Oxygen OS)

As more and more things turn digital, screenshots play more and more important role in our lives. We take screenshots to keep a record of certain things or to show to others as proof. Sometimes the area to be captured is long, and we end up taking multiple screenshots after scrolling to next page(s). In the most recent update to Oxygen OS (3.5 and higher), OnePlus has baked in the ability to take longer screenshots from pages/apps which scroll vertically. This lets you take a long screenshot which covers all the information divided over multiple pages.

Taking Scrolling Screenshots in OnePlus Devices

The steps to take longer, vertically scrolling screenshots is pretty much the same. Here’s the process divided into a few steps which are simple to follow:

Applies to: OnePlus 3 running Oxygen OS 3.5.x or higher. Oxygen OS 3.5 is currently only available for OnePlus 3 as community (beta) build.
  1. Open the app/webpage which you want to capture.
  2. Press the Volume Down and Power key together as you normally do to take the screenshot.
  3. Tap on the Long Screenshot (third) button on the bottom of screenshot pop-up.
    Long Screenshot OnePlus 3
  4. Let the system scroll the page down and capture a long screenshot. Tap anywhere on the screen to stop scrolling further and capture the screenshot.

Long Screenshot gets saved to the same location where normal screenshots are saved. You can access them via gallery for editing, sharing or anything else.

PS: Don’t share the long screenshots directly on messaging apps (like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger). This may cause the screenshots to become unreadable.  Hence, upload the long screenshot to a cloud service (Google Drive, OneDrive; etc) for sharing purposes.


13 Responses to How to Take Full Length Scrolling Screenshots in OnePlus 3 (Oxygen OS)

  1. Migcep November 13, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

    Muy buen aporte!!

  2. Edwin Fernandez November 28, 2016 at 7:14 am #

    It isn’t working for me and I have a Oneplus 3T with Oxygen OS 3.5.1 and I don’t have those options below the screenshots I take.

    • Narender Singh November 29, 2016 at 3:12 am #

      I’m sorry I didn’t mention the exact version there. Long screenshots were introduced in 3.5.3. So your 3.5.1 doesn’t have it, unfortunately. I apologize for the inconvenience. I’ll update the article to make it more specific.

    • Narender Singh November 29, 2016 at 3:27 am #

      Oh! I just noticed them saying = “The OnePlus 3T is shipping with MM based Oxygen OS 3.5.1(Now updated to MM based OOS 3.5.3 via OTA).” Did you get yours? 🙂 You’ll have your long screenshots then.

  3. Ashwin December 4, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    Can you confirm if it is available in OOS 4? OOS 4 has Google Nougat and it is a community open beta build.
    I see that it was available in my previous community build but now it is missing
    It was a nice feature.

    • Narender Singh December 4, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

      My OP3 is currently not with me. So checking that won’t be possible for me for a couple of days.
      Can you try long tapping on the screenshot notification (preview) after taking a screenshot? It used to show ‘OnePlus long screenshot’ as the app name pushing the notification. Is it different now or still the same?

  4. Sabbyy January 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

    I’ve onePlus 3t with OS 3.5.4 but not getting those options..! What could be wrong

    • Narender Singh January 3, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

      You should upgrade the phone to official Android Nougat builds to experience that 🙂

  5. Snyder January 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

    Have a op3 runs of nouget with oos4 still cant find the loong screenshot u mentioned

    • Narender Singh January 16, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

      You don’t see the option when you take a screenshot? 😮

      • Mor January 20, 2017 at 12:59 am #

        I have the 4.0.2 build and I don’t see the additional options as well

  6. Amit January 21, 2017 at 12:04 am #

    I just got my oos upgraded to 4.0.2, but I’m also struggling to find the way to capture scrolling screen shot?
    Can anybody guide??!

    • Narender Singh January 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

      It seems that OnePlus skipped it from the final build of Android N. It is still there in the most recent beta.

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