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How to take, share, delete and manage Screenshots on Xbox One

If you are gamer, I am sure you love to share your achievements, gameplay, and anything that made you proud when gaming. It is easy to take a screenshot on the Windows PC with the PrintScreen key – but when it comes to Xbox One, it’s a little different here. Good thing is that Xbox One has evolved to a stage now where taking, sharing, and managing the screenshot is easy! Let’s talk about it.

The Xbox One in-built system allows taking a screenshot of in-game moments. In simple words, you can take screenshots of everything on Xbox One, i.e., Xbox Dashboard, Setting, Apps, and so on. There is a way, which I have mentioned at the end.

How to take a screenshot on Xbox One

How to share screenshots from Xbox One

Once you have taken the screenshot, you will naturally want to share it. Xbox One has a number of ways you can share the screenshot. While you can always copy it to your PC, and share it anywhere in the world, but let’s find out how to do it from Xbox One. Xbox One isn’t just about gaming, but has a social aspect which allows you to share to Xbox Feed, Clubs, with your friends, and so on.


  1. As of now, only Twitter is allowed if you want to share on social media. Go to Settings > Account > Linked social accounts.
  2. When you upload the screenshot from Xbox One to OneDrive, it will be saved under Pictures > Xbox Screenshots.

Deleting a screenshot from Xbox One

Interesting to note that Xbox Live does offer to save some of your screenshot to their server in case you need to them later or switch your console. You will know this when you plan to delete a screenshot.

Batch Delete Screenshots from Xbox One

If you want to mass delete images, instead of a long press of View Button, make a normal one, and you should get an option which says Manage Captures.

This will show all the screenshots on Xbox Live and Xbox One.  First, select Xbox One and then Filter out Screenshots. Then use the right bumper to select the multi-select option which is at extreme right. Here you can select multiple screenshots to delete or upload to OneDrive.

To check upload status of your images, you can switch from On Xbox LiveUploadlaod Queue here, and see the progress. It is possible to cancel an ongoing upload of video or screenshots if it has not finished.

Taking Screenshot of Xbox One Dashboard, Settings & Other Apps

While this is not possible from within the Xbox One, but if you have a Windows 10 PC which you can connect to the same network, and stream to your PC, a simple “PRINTSCREEN” gets the job done.  Make sure you have enabled OneDrive to upload screenshots automatically, and you will have everything saved.

However, some Apps like Netflix will not allow streaming to any other display except for the primary. This means you can neither record, nor you can take screenshots of those apps, and services.

This is all you need to manage your screenshots, and share it anywhere you want. Remember if you want to do it from PC, make sure to use an external drive which you can always connect to your PC, and do more.