When Windows Phone 8 was released, the one feature people really loved was the ability to take the screenshot of the Windows Phone 8 device. Before that, Windows Phone 7 users were not having the feature of taking screen captures.

Taking screenshots is one of the most popular activity for gadget lovers. People take the screenshots of their gaming points and achievements, we bloggers use it to share some tutorials and few people do that just to have a copy of any data which can’t be accessed later like pictures in Snapchat app where they get deleted by themselves after a particular time interval.

HOW TO : Take Screenshot on Windows Phone 8.1

Windows 8.1 came with lots of changes and there is something new about taking screenshots on Windows Phone 8.1 devices too. Though you can still take the screenshots on Windows Phone 8.1 devices, the method to take them is entirely different from the Windows Phone 8.

So if you are going to use the Windows Phone 8.1 device for the first time or you have just upgraded your device from Windows Phone 8 to Windows Phone 8.1, you need to know how to take screenshots on Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones.

If you do not know how to take screenshot on Windows Phone 8 devices then, that method is also share here now along with the method for Windows Phone 8.1.

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HOW TO : Take Screenshot on Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone

1. Press the Volume Up and Power Button at the same time.

2. Once the screenshot is captured, the image will move to s separate folder called “Screenshots” in the Picture Hub of your Windows Phone 8.1 device as shown in the above image.

HOW TO : Take Screenshot on Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

1. Press the Start Screen key having the Windows logo and the Power Button simultaneously.

2. Just like the Windows Phone 8.1, the captured screenshots are saved in the Screenshots folder of the Picture Hub in Windows Phone 8.

How much screenshots you take on your smartphones usually and for what purpose usually? Feel free to speak your mind in the Comments section below.