Simple Ways to Get a Screenshot from a YouTube Video – Do you need a still image created from a YouTube video? This wikiHow shows you how to take a screenshot of a YouTube video while watching it on your monitor, phone, or tablet.
Simple Ways to Get a Screenshot from a YouTube Video
1. Open the YouTube app. YouTube has a red screen with a white ‘play’ triangle in the middle as its symbol.
- If you don’t already have the YouTube app, you can get it for free from the Google Play Store or the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
- Additionally, you can visit https://www.youtube.com/ in a web browser.
6. Tap pause to pause the video. To pause the video, tap the icon with two vertical lines in the center of the frame.
If you do not see the pause icon in the screen’s middle, tap the screen’s center again to bring up the playback controls.
7. Drag the red dot to move to the frame you want to capture. The red line at the bottom of the video replay window indicates the video’s length. The red dot indicates the current time stamp for the video. You can tap and drag the red dot in the bar left and right to navigate to the section of video you want to record.
- You may need to tap the ‘play’ triangle to unpause the video and then pause it again to get to the exact frame you want to catch.
The method for taking a screenshot on Android varies by phone model. In general, you press and hold both the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. If that does not work, hold down the power button for a few seconds and then tap Screenshot. The computer will glow and the sound of a shutter clicking will be audible.
On certain Android phones and tablets, you can also take a screenshot by swiping your hand vertically across the screen.
iPhone X and later: Simultaneously press the Side button on the right and the Volume Up button. The computer will glow and the sound of a shutter clicking will be audible.
iPhone 8, 7 or 6: At the same time, press the Side button on the right and the Home button underneath the screen. The computer will glow and the sound of a shutter clicking will be audible.
iPad, iPhone SE, and iPhone 5 and earlier: Press and hold the Power button on the top right side and the Home button underneath the screen. The computer will flash white and the sound of a camera clicking will be audible.
Apple iPhone and iPad:
On your home screen, launch the Photos app. Then, skip to the bottom and tap Screenshot.
Android: From your home screen, launch the Gallery app. At the bottom of the page, tap Albums, and then tap the Screenshots folder.
You can need to press the triangle button to unpause the video and then pause it again to get to the exact frame you want to catch.
- Windows: To take a screenshot, press “Windows key + Ctrl + Prnt Scrn.” 
The Print Screen button can be labeled “Prt Scn”, “Prt Sc”, “Print Scr” or a variation thereof.
On some laptops, pressing “Function” or “Fn” will activate the “Screen Print” button.
- MacOS: Press “Shift + Command + 3” to take a screenshot.
- PC: Press the “Windows key + E” to open File Explorer and click Pictures in the sidebar to the right. Then open the Screenshots folder.
- Mac: Screenshots are saved to your desktop.
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