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Google Pixel phones now have a Screenshot button in the Power menu

Android 11 brought some great tweaks with it. The good thing is that with the last update of November, Google Pixel phones restore the Screenshot button in the Power menu.

For those who don’t know, Android 11 has revamped the Power menu. Usually, the power menu opens when the physical lock / unlock key is pressed.

But Google, as part of integrating Google Pay and Google Home, has removed some major buttons like screenshot from the Android 11 update on Google Pixel devices.

However, the screenshot button in the power menu is now back with the November update. The screenshot button appears on the same line as the emergency and shutdown keys.

Although the new update fixes one of the users’ concerns, there are more matters that need to be addressed. First, the device controls are located at the top of the screen.

Moreover, there are only three procedures that can be performed simultaneously. This is a limitation, the screenshot button has been removed by Google as well. Thankfully, she’s dating.

Previously, it was necessary to hold and hold the Lock + Volume Down button, as an assistant or use the shortcut in the Recents menu in order to take a screenshot.

If Lockdown is disabled, the Screenshot button will appear as a third tile

Screenshots captured in the previously mentioned method will hide the navigation bar and status bar. The good thing is that the new method brings a redesign of the multitasking screen.

Notably, it came to the legacy of the three-button navigation gesture. Unfortunately, two-button navigation support has been excluded. Now, the screenshot works when you use the two-button navigation option.

This information was shared by a user at Reddit. The Google Pixel update for November began rolling out last week, and now, it should have hit several Pixel devices.

Additionally, you need to make sure that the Lockdown button is disabled to show the screenshot button. Apparently, the screenshot button appears as a third tile, only if the Lockdown button is disabled. Otherwise, it will appear as a complete list.

For your information, the Lockdown button is an important feature. This allows you to lock all biometric sensors of the phone with the click of a button. So, you can either keep this option available or disable it for the screenshot button.

Since Pixel 2 users skipped the November 2020 update, they should get the screenshot button with the December security patch. Let us know in the comments below if you have received the update on your Pixel device or not.

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