Xbox One screenshot

The Xbox One finally has a feature many have been screaming for: the ability to take a screenshot. Here's how to take them and what you can do with them after.

Firstly you'll need to have downloaded the March system update. So, if you didn't get it yet, open up the Settings app, look under system and you should see a prompt for a system update to install.

After that, there's two ways you can take a screenshot within your games. It doesn't yet seem to work for the Xbox One dashboard.

  • If you have a Kinect simply say "Xbox, take a screenshot."
  • If you don't have a Kinect, double-tap the Xbox button on the controller and now along with options to record and snap/unsnap apps, you'll see a new option telling you to press the Y button to take a screenshot.

Images will be automatically saved in Upload alongside your Game DVR clips. So, once you've taken them, what can you do with them? Well, a few things actually, opened up by pressing the Menu button on the controller.

  • Like
  • Send to OneDrive
  • Tweet the image
  • Share to Activity Feed
  • Send as message
  • Add to Showcase
  • Save the image
  • Set the image as your Dashboard background

The images save as Full HD, 1920x1080 resolution PNG files. If you're looking for them in OneDrive, head into the default Pictures folder and a new sub-folder will have been created called "Xbox Screenshots"

That's all there is to it! In no time at all you'll be sharing all your own in-game images with friends, family and complete strangers!

Sample Xbox One screenshot