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Android How To: Take a screenshot on the Moto G 3rd Gen

August 4, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Last week, Motorola announced the Moto G 3rd-Gen, along side the Moto X Play, Moto X Pure and Moto X Style. Motorola sent us home from their launch event with the Moto G 3rd Gen, so we’ve been spending some quality time with this device, and it’s quite nice. But one question we get on every single device, is how to take a screenshot. So, that’s what we are here to show today. As usual, it’s quite easy to take a screenshot on the Moto G 3rd Gen.

To take a screenshot, you’re going to press volume down and power together. It only takes a second or two, and you’ll see an animation showing that you’ve taken a screenshot. Now you’ll have a notification, which you can pull down the notification drawer and see the screenshot. From there you are able to either share it wherever you want (whether that be via text message or to Twitter, Google+, Facebook Google Photos, etc). You can also open up that screenshot in Gallery or Google Photos and edit it, crop it, whatever you want to do with it. Pretty easy to do here. Unlike with other smartphones, this is the only way to take a screenshot. And it’s a pretty easy way to remember.

The Moto G 2015 is available now from Best Buy, Amazon and Motorola.com. If you buy from Motorola.com you are able to customize your Moto G and choose from about 10 different colored backs, as well as 10 accents. You are also able to engrave a message on the back of the device, which is pretty neat. This is all included in the price, except for the engraving which is an additional $5. The backs on the Moto G are interchangeable as well. So you can pick up some other backs and swap them out on your Moto G 2015.

If you need a visual for how to take a screenshot on the Moto G 2015, we’ve done a quick video which you can see below, showing you exactly how to take a screenshot on the new smartphone.