Partial screenshots feature found hiding in Android 7.1 Nougat

Partial screenshots feature found hiding in Android 7.1 Nougat
Android developers have discovered the presence of hidden "partial" screenshots functionality inside the open-source build of Android 7.1 Nougat. Partial screenshot means the ability to select only a portion of the display for screenshotting, rather than capturing the entire screen and later cropping it in a third-party app.

The function is present, but hidden, as in a small change in the Android source code is required to enable it. It is unclear if Google or other Android smartphone manufacturers will be enabling the feature in their Android 7.1 Nougat builds, but it will present a welcome change which will make taking screenshots a more convenient experience.

The functionality, enabled by third-party changes to the Android source code, can be seen briefly demonstrated in the video below.

source: XDA Developers



1. tommy_vercetti

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

nice useful feature

2. DaftPunk

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

I have always wanted to create an application who do this, like faststone on pc.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nice, another Touchwiz feature making its way to stock Android...

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