by Eric Ravenscraft on
If you rent your home, you could feel left out of the current smart home renaissance. Fear not, though. There are still quite a few gadgets you can get to smarten up your rental.
When you take a screenshot on your phone, you’re probably doing it to share some information with someone else. Google is making that easier by adding a tool to annotate and crop your screenshots that will appear as soon as you take them. As long as you’re within the Google app for now, anyway.
The feature is rolling out in the latest beta of the Google app—if you’re not in the beta and want to be you can sign up for it here—which means it will probably be rolling out to everyone in the near future. Once it’s rolled out, you can turn it on by heading to the Settings section, tapping on Accounts & Privacy, and enabling “Edit and share screenshots.”
Once you turn this on, any time you take a screenshot within the Google app, a card like the one in the image above will appear. Tap edit and you can write on the screenshot with a marker tool, or crop the screenshot down to show just the important bits. For now, it’s pretty limited since you won’t see the tools when you take a screenshot anywhere else, but hopefully Google will be able to add this feature to the rest of Android.
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