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How to take a screenshot on the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Take and share a screenshot to get help with an issue, or to show off a new theme you're testing. Here's how.

Screenshots are an easy way to keep track of your home screen layout, get help troubleshooting an issue, or create a record of a conversation.

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With the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the process is the same as it has been on Android devices for a few years now. To take a screenshot on Google's latest phones, press and hold the power and volume down button at the same time. A second or so later, the screen will flash and an animated thumbnail image of your will float into the notification tray.  

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Be sure to press both buttons at the same time. Pressing one button before the other will prompt the volume slider to show up instead.

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Once the screenshot is captured, you can slide down the notification shade and either delete it or tap on the share button to immediately share it. Easy peasy.