Google has just introduced a handy feature to its Chrome web browser, making it easier for users to capture video stills without the hassle of dealing with lower-quality screenshots and video progress bars. Chrome now lets you copy frames from videos for easy sharing. This update extends to other Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge, offering a smoother experience for video enthusiasts.
Chrome now lets you copy frames from videos for easy sharing:
Starting today, Chrome users can now pause a video at any point, right-click, and select the newly added “Copy Video Frame” option from the context menu. Google has rolled out this feature keeping in mind that users weren’t previously able to share video stills without it looking blurry and without the video progress bar overlay.
However, we found a slight hiccup with the feature during our testing. On YouTube, invoking the “Copy Video Frame” option required two right clicks instead of just one. The first right-click brought up the standard YouTube menu, but after a second attempt, the menu with the new feature became accessible.
When you click “Copy Video Frame,” Chrome captures the current video frame, allowing you to paste it into supported text fields within the browser, such as Google Docs. Furthermore, we successfully pasted the image into the Apple Notes app, allowing you to save the image as a file.
Additionally, it is important to mention that there is no direct option to save the copied video frame as a file on your desktop. Additionally, this feature has some limitations regarding streaming services, as many restrict the ability to capture content. So far, this functionality has only been confirmed on YouTube.
Chrome’s new “Copy Video Frame” capability is being rolled out today, and it is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeOS users. Stay tuned for potential updates and improvements as Google refines this convenient addition to the Chrome browsing experience.
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