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[Full Guide] How to Take Screenshot on WhatsApp in 2022?

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Megan Evans

Updated: Dec 22, 2021 04:41 pm

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps, and there are times when you need to screenshot WhatsApp conversations. The reason for capturing a screenshot of WhatsApp conversation could be saving it for the future as well as sharing it with someone else who any other app.

But not many users know how to do screenshot on WhatsApp. The process of taking a screenshot on WhatsApp varies according to your device and operating system.

In this article, we will illustrate how to take a screenshot on WhatsApp in simple steps and how you can secretly take screenshots of someone's WhatsApp conversation.

How to Take WhatsApp Screenshot on Android?

There is no default option available on WhatsApp through which you can take a screenshot of your conversation.

The only way for WhatsApp screen capture is by using the hardware buttons on your Android smartphone or tablet. You can use the hardware button combination to take screenshots on any app if you are an Android device.

Here are the steps to follow screenshot WhatsApp conversation on Android.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your Android device.

Step 2: Open the conversation of which you want to take a screenshot.

Step 3: Press Volume Down button and Power button together simultaneously. You must see a screen capturing effect on your smartphone which will ensure that a screenshot has been taken.

Step 4: Go to Gallery and find the screenshot of WhatsApp conversation you have taken.

However, if the screenshot is not taken, you have to check the internet to find out the exact button combination specifically for your Android smartphone or tablet.

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How to Take WhatsApp Screenshot on iPhone?

Just like Android, there is no direct option available for WhatsApp iPhone screenshot. Therefore, you have to use the hardware button combination to take screenshots as you do with any app on iPhone.

Here are the steps you need to follow to take WhatsApp screenshot on iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and open the conversation of which you want to take a screenshot.

Step 2: Press Power and Home buttons together simultaneously. You will hear a camera clicking sound which will ensure that the screenshot has been taken. You are also likely to get a notification when you take the screenshot successfully.

Step 3: Go to Photos app and check if the screenshot has been taken successfully.

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How to Take WhatsApp Screenshot on Computer?

We access WhatsApp on our computer through WhatsApp Web. There are very limited features available on WhatsApp Web but it is perfectly suitable for instant messaging and conversation.

If you want to take WhatsApp screenshot on your computer, you have to take the following steps.

Step 1: Open your web browser and visit WhatsApp Web.

Step 2: Login to your WhatsApp Web. You have to open WhatsApp on your phone and tap on three-dot on the upper-right corner and select Settings options.

Go to QR scan option and scan QR code shown on your web browser where you have opened WhatsApp Web. You will see your WhatsApp conversations on WhatsApp Web.

Step 3: If you are using Windows PC, open the WhatsApp conversation on your browser. Take a screenshot by pressing Alt + PrtScr keys together.

Open Paint app and paste your screenshot and crop if required and save the screenshot on your hard drive.

Step 4: If you are using Mac, open the WhatsApp conversation on your browser and take the screenshot by pressing Shift + Command + 3.

You will see the thumbnail of the screenshot at the corner of the screen. Click on it edit the screenshot. The screenshot is saved on Desktop in most cases.

Does WhatsApp Notify Others When You Screenshot on Their Profile?

No, WhatsApp does not notify others when you screenshot WhatsApp conversation with someone else from your phone. Even when you screenshot someone's profile photo or status, the person will not get any notification.

However, there are times when you may want to monitor someone's WhatsApp activities secretly without the other person knowing.

Unfortunately, you cannot monitor someone's WhatsApp activity even when you have someone's WhatsApp login credentials because he will be logged out of his device when you log in with his login credentials from your device and hence, he will come to know about it.

Therefore, there is a need for an external app to screenshot someone's WhatsApp activities secretly.

Bonus: How to Screenshot Others' WhatsApp Secretly?

If you want to screenshot someone's WhatsApps activities without them knowing, here we recommend KidsGuard for WhatsApp for your reference. It is a dedicated WhatsApp monitoring app and you need to deploy the app on the target person's phone.

The app takes WhatsApp screenshot automatically and lets you monitor all his WhatsApp activities remotely. You can monitor WhatsApp chats, voice and video calls, status, photos, videos, and documents.

Capture Screenshot on Someone's WhatsApp Secretly in 3 Steps

The installation of KidsGuard for WhatsApp takes a few minutes and stays in the target phone in stealth mode so that the target person does not come to know about it.

Here are the following steps to deploy KidsGuard for WhatsApp and take the target person's WhatsApp screenshots secretly.

Step 1. Sign Up a KidsGuard for WhatsApp Account

Just click the "Sign Up" button and then you can create and own your KidsGuard for WhatsApp account. Thereafter, you need to choose a plan based on your needs.

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Step 2. Install KidsGuard for WhatsApp on Your Target Device

1. Get the target phone and open its web browser.

2. Visit www.installapk.net and slide to download the app's APK file.

3. Install the app from its APK file and launch KidsGuard for WhatsApp.

4. Log in with your login credentials and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up perfectly.

Step 3. Start Capturing Screenshot Someone's WhatsApp

1. Come back to your device and log into your KidsGuard for WhatsApp account.

2. You will see the target device's name on Dashboard.

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Go to WhatsApp Screenshots option from the left menu and you can check the WhatsApp screenshots that the app takes automatically whenever the target person uses WhatsApp on his phone.

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What You Can Do with KidsGuard for WhatsApp?

Here are all the features you get on KidsGuard for WhatsApp that are useful in tracking every WhatsApp activity of the target person.

Take WhatsApp Screenshots:

KidsGuard for WhatsApp automatically captures screenshots secretly when the target person uses WhatsApp on his phone.

Therefore, you will not be missing out on anything the target person does on WhatsApp. You can view these screenshots from your Dashboard and even download them for future reference.

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View WhatsApp Activities:

You can view how active the target person is on WhatsApp. This feature is useful for parents who want to ensure that their kid is not spending too much time on WhatsApp and neglecting his study time.

Therefore, you get to check how many times the target person is active on WhatsApp and the screen time he is spending on WhatsApp on a regular basis.

whatsapp activities

Read WhatsApp Messages:

Apart from getting to check screenshot WhatsApp conversations, you can read individual WhatsApp messages without the target person knowing.

Along with messages, you can check voice messages, photos, video previews, GIF previews, emojis, and documents shared.

whatsapp chats

Track and Record WhatsApp Calls:

You can view someone's WhatsApp call history and track video calls made through WhatsApp by checking out the call logs from your Dashboard.

You can also secretly record the target person's WhatsApp calls remotely and listen to the conversation from the recording to understand what the target person is talking about.

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Check WhatsApp Status:

Apart from text and voice messages, voice and video calls, KidsGuard for WhatsApp lets you check the target person's WhatsApp Status from your Dashboard. It includes the deleted and expired WhatsApp status as well.

Even if the target person has excluded you from viewing the status, you can check all his status uploads through KidsGuard for WhatsApp Dashboard.

whatsapp status

View WhatsApp Photos, Videos and Voice:

You can view all the photos exchanged on WhatsApp chat as well as the photos uploaded on WhatsApp Status.

Similarly, you can view the videos exchanged but you can only see the video thumbnails. If there are voice messages exchanged, you can listen to them too.

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View and Download WhatsApp Docs:

You can view all the documents sent and received through WhatsApp on the target phone. In fact, you can even download those documents for future reference. Most importantly, you can recover the documents deleted by the target person and go through them.

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FAQ about Taking Screenshot on WhatsApp

Q1. Can I Take Screenshot of WhatsApp Video?

Yes, you can take screenshots of WhatsApp videos in the same way you take screenshots of WhatsApp conversations.

If you want to record the entire WhatsApp video, you have to install a screen recording app that can record the screen continuously in video form.

If you want to screenshot of WhatsApp video on someone else's phone, you will have to install KidsGuard for WhatsApp.

Q2. Can I Take Screenshot of WhatsApp Video Call?

Yes, you can take screenshots of WhatsApp video calls. The other person will not get a notification when you take screenshots of a video call on WhatsApp.

If you want to record the entire WhatsApp video call, you will have to install a screen recording app and activate it before your video call begins and stop recording once your video call ends.

If you want to screenshot of WhatsApp video call on someone else's phone, you will have to install KidsGuard for WhatsApp.

Q3. How Do I Know if Someone Screenshot My WhatsApp?

WhatsApp does not notify you if someone is taking screenshots of your WhatsApp conversations, video calls and anything on WhatsApp for that. This could happen if someone has dropped a spyware app on your phone.

Therefore, we recommend you install ClevGuard Anti-Spyware on your phone to find out if any spyware is installed on your phone that is secretly taking WhatsApp screenshot.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you have understood how to do screenshots on WhatsApp on your own phone and computer. If you want to check someone else's WhatsApp conversations, we recommend KidsGuard for WhatsApp.

You need to deploy the app on the target person's phone, and the app automatically takes screenshots when the target person uses WhatsApp. You can check those screenshots and monitor other WhatsApp activities remotely from your phone or computer.

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By Megan Evans

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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