Take Google Maps Screenshots on Computer/Phone-Watch Offline

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Aug 23, 2021 (Updated: Nov 14, 2022)Filed to: Screenshot

Learn these 5 efficient ways to take Google Maps screenshots for viewing routes offline and sharing them:

  • AnyRec Screen Recorder: Capture Google Maps with customized annotations on all devices.
  • Snipping Tool on Windows 11/10: Different modes to take Google Maps screenshots with the desired area.
  • Mac Hotkeys: Use different hotkeys to capture and save Google Maps screenshots on desktop.
  • Built-in iPhone Recorder: Simply press the side + volume up or side/top + home buttons to capture.
  • Android control panel: Quickly take Google Maps screenshots on Android 11 and above.
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Taking screenshot on Google Maps is necessary for self-tour, especially when you have bad internet connection. Since Google Maps consumes a lot of cellular data and cannot be copied. Just capture your screen of the route and save them in the gallery, which can be seen at any time. Moreover, you can share the screenshots to your friends and show where you are now. Learn more about the 5 best ways to take Google Maps screenshots and make some marks of them on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

How to Take Google Maps Screenshots with Annotations

AnyRec Screen Recorder is an easy and convenient method to screenshot Google Maps on Windows and Mac. It not only takes the detailed information of Google Maps but also enables you to add annotations in texts and marks. You can screenshot part of Google Maps or take a full screenshot. Later, you can save your captured Google Maps image to JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, or GIF. It's also okay to share Google Maps screenshots to Facebook, Instagram, and other popular directly.

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AnyRec Screen Recorder

Take screenshots of Google Maps, including maps, routes, labels, etc.

Add annotations, texts, callouts, and shapes to Google Maps screenshots.

Customize and tweak the photo quality, file format, and more other settings.

Save or share your Google Maps screenshot freely.

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Step 1.Launch Anyrec Screen Recorder on Windows/Mac and click the "Video Recorder" button. And then click the "Screen Capture" button with a "Camera" icon at the top-right corner.

Screen Capture Google Maps

Step 2.Make sure you have opened Google Maps on your browser and prepared what you want to capture. Then drag and drop the screen capture area with your left-click mouse. By doing so, you can capture any area on Google Maps, including the traffic, restaurant, and more.

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Step 3.Choose the desired toolkit to add annotations or draw on the Google Maps screenshots, including the shapes, arrows, watermarks, callouts, and more other elements. Moreover, you can also tweak the font size, color, and others to mark the maps.

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Step 4.It enables you to capture a series of screenshots for Google Maps. You can click the "Save" button to save files to your computer. Of course, click the "Recording history" button and click the "Share" button to share them with social media websites.

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Take Screenshots of Google Maps with Snipping Tool on Windows

Snipping Tool is a built-in solution on Windows to take screenshots for free. You can get Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip and Full-screen Snip within the program. You can draw and add highlights on the captured screenshot. Later, you can save or share Google Maps image via email and more.

Step 1.Go to the "Start" menu and find the Snipping Tool Or you can use Snipping Tool keyboard shortcut to activate it quickly.

Step 2.Click the "Mode" button and click the "Window Snip" button. Click the "New" button and click anywhere to take a snapshot of Google Maps in PNG format.

Step 3.Once you have captured the desired screenshot of Google Maps, you can edit the file before saving it to your hard drive. Or you can find Google Maps screenshots on Windows from the default folder directly.

Snipping Google Maps Windows

How to Take Screenshots of Google Maps through Hotkeys on Mac

To screenshot Google Maps on MacBook, keyboard shortcuts should be the convenient method. It is a free Snipping Tool for Mac you should not miss. But you should note that the Mac screenshots will be saved in PNG format by default.

Step 1.Head to Google Maps and press the Shift, Command, and 5 keys at the same time. Then, you can choose to take the Google Maps screenshots with entire screen, selected windows, or only the desired part.

Step 2.For macOS Mojave and later versions, you can click the Screenshot app on the launchpad to access those functions quickly.

Step 3.Click the "Capture" button to take a snapshot on Google Maps. There will be a thumbnail. Click on it for further editing or directly save it.


Press "Shift + Command + 3" keys take a full screenshot of the Google Maps. Or you can press "Shift + Command + 4" keys on your keyboard to screenshot a selected area.

Screenshot Google Maps Mac

2 Default Ways to Take Google Maps Screenshots on Android/iPhone

For mobile, there are the default functions to take screenshots of Google Maps. No matter you are Android or iPhone users, learn the detailed steps below.

For iPhone:

When you are using an iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/X to take screenshots of Google Maps, you can use the side buttons to capture the desired snapshots. Moreover, you can also use Assistive Touch to help you.

Step 1.Find the desired destination and snapshot from the Google Maps app or Safari on your iPhone.

Step 2.Press "Side + Volume Up" or "Side/Top + Home" buttons together to screenshot Google Maps.

Step 3.Tap "Edit" to edit the photo. Or you can share the screenshot via AirDrop, Messages, Mail, and more.

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For Android:

The Quick Settings menu is the default method to take screenshots of Google Maps on an Android phone, especially in Samsung. Just unlock your Android phone, and then follow the steps to get the desired snapshots. You can also check easy ways to screenshot Android 11 and get Google Maps screenshots.

Step 1.Open the Google Maps app. Locate the desired area, or the related information you want to capture.

Step 2.Swipe down from the top of the screen with your fingers to open the Quick Settings menu.

Step 3.Tap "Screenshot" to take a screenshot of Google Maps on Android with the current screen.

Screenshot Quick Settings Menu

FAQs about How to Capture Google Maps Screenshots


Here are the 5 excellent methods to take a screenshot of Google Maps on Windows, Mac, iPhone, and Android. When you need to capture the related information, add annotations, and even create a video for Google Maps, AnyRec Screen Recorder is the initial choice you should never miss. For more queries about the topic, you can feel free to contact us.

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