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Screenshotting Guide

How to take screenshots in (almost!) every version of Minecraft!

What's the point of building something great in Minecraft if you can't then show it off to the world? Exactly! So we've compiled this handy guide to help you take the best screens in every version.

PC/JAVA Press F2 to take a screenshot. Use your computer's search function and type in '%appdata%' and open this folder. Open the .minecraft folder and then Screenshots. And there they are!

Windows 10 Edition Open the Windows game bar by holding the Windows button and G simultaneously, then select the camera icon to take a screenshot. Or hold the Windows button, Alt and Prtscn together to take a screenshot straightaway.

Mac Pressing Shift, Cmd and 4 together will take a full screen screenshot. These are saved on your desktop.

Xbox One Double tap the Xbox button on your controller. Now you can press Y to take a screenshot or X to record a video clip. Then visit, login to your Xbox Live account and you'll find all your screenshots in the Captures section of your profile page.

PS4 You can hold down the SHARE button on your controller to take a screenshot. Or tap the SHARE button to open a new menu, with options to take a screenshot, record video and how to share your captures.

Nintendo Switch See that lovely little button on the left joy-con? The one with the camera on it? Press it to take a screenshot. Easy!

iPhone Press the sleep/wake button on your phone and the Home button simultaneously to take the screenshot. You'll find your screenshots by going into the Photos App, in Albums and then Camera Roll.

Android Android phones that are 4.0 and above are easy. Just press the Volume Down and Power Button simultaneously. Older Android models are trickier as they vary from phone to phone. Search the model of your phone online to see if it has screenshot functionality.

Kindle Fire HD You can take a screenshot on your Fire HD by pressing the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously. Keep in mind that this only works for the Kindle Fire HD and above.

PS Vita Press the PS button and the START button simultaneously. You'll find your screens in the Photos folder.

Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 This is where it gets tricky! Neither the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 have built-in screenshot functions that support Minecraft. But! If you invest in some video capture technology, you'll be able to take screenshots. It's not the cheapest solution, but shop around and you'll soon be able to take screens from these older console versions.

Tom Stone
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