Taking screenshots is a great way to share what’s happening on your screen with other people. If you’ve ever wanted to share something though, then found that it didn’t fit all on one screen, it can be quite frustrating. This is where full-page screenshots come in. A full-page screenshot allows you to take a screenshot of an entire webpage, no matter how big it is.
Samsung has a feature that can do this built into its screenshot tool. Unfortunately, the user experience of the feature isn’t great, as it only skips a small distance down the page at a time. This means you need to sit there holding the button for a while to scroll through a reasonably long page. If you’re wanting to screenshot a really large page though this really isn’t ideal.
The Vivaldi browser on Android has a solid and reliable solution to this issue. It has built-in the functionality to take full-page screenshots, and it does so all in one go.
How to take a full-page screenshot in Vivaldi
To take a full-page screenshot, you need to tap the Vivaldi icon in the top-right corner, at the end of the URL bar.
Tapping the Vivaldi icon will open up a popup menu. From here you should tap “Capture page” roughly two-thirds of the way down the list of options.
Now, in a small popup at the bottom of the screen, you’ll be given the option to capture the visible area or to capture the full page. Tap “Capture Full Page” to take a full-page screenshot.
Tip: The screenshot functionality built into Vivaldi will only screenshot the page content. The Vivaldi user interface, such as the URL bar is omitted.
After taking a screenshot a small popup will appear that you can tap to quickly view the screenshot you just took. You should be aware that the screenshot you took will be as long as the full page, this can be tens of thousands of pixels long.
Tip: In some cases, you may find that images further down the page just haven’t loaded. To fix this you simply need to manually scroll through the entire page as fast as you want, then retake the screenshot. This issue is caused because the browser saves memory by not loading images it doesn’t have to. Scrolling through the entire page, however, forces those images to load, so they will then be included in the screenshot.