Google may soon allow screenshots to be edited easily through the Android Google app.
A Google app beta tester noticed that the app requested new storage permissions, “To improve the way we handle screenshots you take,” according to 9to5Google.
After taking a screenshot there’s an option to crop or draw in the share window, above the usual share options. The ‘Crop’ setting allows users to cut a portion of the screenshot, with a done or cancel option at the bottom. While ‘Draw’ lets users choose from six different colours to draw on the screenshot with, it also has an undo to the bottom left and a X for cancel and a check mark for done at the top.
Although editing screenshots isn’t new and is possible with apps, this new integration would be a much quicker and more efficient method than before that’s easily accessible on all Android devices.
This feature is currently only available in the beta version of the Google App, however this might be a feature coming to everyone in the future. Although we couldn’t replicate the feature in the MobileSyrup office, here is how you can become a beta tester, so you can give it a try for yourself.