Snapshot tips and tricks

What can I Snapshot?

You can Snapshot most websites and web apps from a computer browser.
You cannot Snapshot desktop apps or take Snapshots from your mobile device.

How can I tell if something will Snapshot well?

If there is a distinct URL that consistently goes to the exact view you are trying to Snapshot, it will work well. An easy way to know what the Snapshot will capture is to refresh the page before taking a Snapshot. This view is what will get captured by the Snapshot.
This is especially useful when you have to apply filters to or otherwise customize a chart. For example, if the refresh preserved the the filters you applied, the chart will Snapshot well. If not, the Snapshot will only be able to capture the default view.
Example: Refreshing Google Analytics preserves the date range filter, so it will Snapshot well!

Changing the aspect ratio or size of a Snapshot

Adjusting the dimensions of your browser can help you get Snapshots in the right aspect ratio. For example, you can shrink the width of your browser to make a very wide chart narrower.
Example: Resizing the browser to get a narrower Snapshot
Similarly, you can also use your browser zoom to try to get the Snapshot you want. For example, you can zoom out to capture a larger portion of the page.

Scrolling on a page

Snapshotting the top of a page will typically result in more consistent and accurate Snapshots than if you have to scroll down the page. For example, if you are Snapshotting a dashboard of multiple charts, you'll get more consistent results if you can open the chart you want to Snapshot on its own page or make sure the chart you want to capture is at the very top.
If you need to scroll down a page to capture something, Plus records your scroll position and replays it when refreshing the Snapshot. However, you must use your mousewheel or trackpad to scroll. Scrolling will not work if you are clicking and dragging a scrollbar.
Scroll recording doesn't work perfectly on all sites. Learn more: Known Snapshot issues