Over the years, YouTube Videos have successfully attracted a huge amount of audience from different corners of the world due to the diversity of entertainment it offers. Not only this, but you can also download YouTube videos to watch them on repeat. Also, if you only want to keep the audio part, there are so many tools using which you can extract the audio from YouTube videos. Apart from this, you can also take a screenshot from a YouTube Video, (something that we all want to do).

This guide will take you through all the available methods to take screenshots from a YouTube Video for both mobile and desktop devices.


  1. On a Mobile Phone
  2. Most of us watch YouTube Videos on our mobile devices, so here are the steps to take to get a screenshot for both Android and iOS devices:


    Android

    • Go to YouTube and open the video you want to take a screenshot from.
    • You can pause the video at the point that you want to capture or while the video is playing, press the Power and the Volume Down button at the same time and you will see the current screen getting captured. You can try again if it doesn’t works the first time. This method works for most of the Android models. If that doesn’t work, press and hold the Power button for a while and tap Screenshot

    iPhone

    iPhone X and later: Press the Side button and Volume button

    iPhone 8, 7 or 6: Press the Side button on the right, and the Home button 

    iPad, iPhone SE, 5 and earlier: Press the Power button and the Home button 


  3. On Desktop Using Browser
  4. If you want to know the trick to get a screenshot on a browser on your computer or laptop, there are many:

    Using Print Screen

    Almost every PC and laptop have the Print Screen button and that will do the job along with other keyboard keys.

    • Play the YouTube video in full screen so that no extra things on the screen get captured.
    • Now you can pause the video at the point that you want to capture.
    • To take a screenshot, it depends on the operating system and the PC brand you use; you can try the following combinations:

    For Windows

    • Ctrl + Fn + PrtScn 
    • Windows logo key + Ctrl + PrtScn
    • Windows logo key + Fn + PrtScn

    This will copy the screen you want to capture, thereafter you can paste it in Paint to save it in the image format.

    For Mac

    • Shift + Command + 3

    Wait for the screenshot to save on your Mac.

    YouTube Screenshot Extension

    Next, you can add a YouTube Screenshot Extension to your browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, etc., and get the job done. Here are the steps:

    • Open Google Chrome and install YouTube Screenshot Extension.
    • Next, open the video you want to take the screenshot from.
    • While the video is playing, you have to tap the Screenshot button in the lower right of the video; simply click on it to capture the screen.
    Tap screenshot button in the lower right of video
    • The screenshot will get saved in the ‘Downloads’ folder of your device.

    YouTube Screenshot Generator

    You can also use the YouTube Screenshot generator website to easily get the screenshots. Here is what you need to do:

    • Go to YouTubeScreenshot.com
    • Paste the link of the video in the given space and then click on ‘Show Screenshots’.
    Paste the video link and click ‘show screenshots’
    • You can create custom screenshots by pausing the video at the desired place and then click on ‘Take Screenshot’.
    Pause the video and click on ‘take screenshot’
    • Or scroll down and you will find some readymade screenshots to choose from and you can save them on your device by right-clicking. However, they are limited so you can better use the custom option.
    Find the one from readymade screenshots

YouTube Screenshot Button

Another easy method is using the YouTube Screenshot Button as follows:

  • Install the YouTube Screenshot Button on your browser. 
  • Go to YouTube and play the video you want to take the screenshot from.
  • While the video is playing, you have to click on the Circle button in the lower right of the video; simply click on it to capture the screen. 
Click on the circle button to take screenshot
  • The screenshot will get saved in the ‘Downloads’ folder of your device.

Now you know how to get a screenshot from a YouTube video, start taking now! There is no need to install any YouTube screenshot software to do the job. 

Is it Legal to Take Screenshots of YouTube Videos?

It is illegal to use a YouTube Video’s screenshot anywhere without the owner’s permission. To use it legally, you will need to obtain permission from the copyright owner.

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