How to take screenshot on Xbox One

Screenshot has been part of almost all the smartphones and other devices, but Xbox One lacks this feature which most of the users screaming for. Microsoft has recently has added the ability to take screenshots to Xbox One. Here we are going to explain how to to take the screenshot on Xbox One.


For this you need to have downloaded the March System update. If you haven’t downloaded yet, then navigate to the settings app and under the system you will find a prompt for a system update to install. After installing the update, there are two ways to take the screenshot of your games and share your achievements with others. But it doesn’t seem to work for the Xbox One dashboard.

  • If you are using Kinect, then just say, “Xbox, take a screenshot”.
  • If you are not using Kinect, double tap on the Xbox button on the controller along with the options to record and snap/unsnap the apps, you will find an option asking you to press button to take a screenshot.

Images will be saved automatically in Upload alongside your Game DVR clips. So once you have captured the screenshots, there are lot of things what you can do with them. Following options will open up when you press Menu button on the controller.

  • Like
  • Send to OneDrive
  • Tweet the image
  • Share to Activity Feed
  • Send as Message
  • Add to showcase
  • Save the image
  • Set image as your dashboard background.

The screenshot will save as Full HD with 1920 x 1080 resolution in PNG format. Those screenshots will be automatically saved in OneDrive, to find them navigate to the default pictures folder and new sub-folder will be created with name Xbox Screenshots.

That’s it, you can now share all your own in the game-images with friends, family and complete strangers.

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