Stadia Content Captures

While you play a game on Stadia, you can keep track of your favorite moments by capturing screenshots and video clips using the Stadia Controller or a computer keyboard. You can view, manage, and download these captures at stadia.com or in the Stadia app Stadia icon.

Use this table to find the capture button or key on your controller:

Device Capture button/key
Stadia Controller Capture button Capture button
Computer keyboard F12

Storing your captures

Captured screenshots and clips are stored automatically on your Stadia account. With a Stadia Pro subscription, you can store up to 500 clips and unlimited screenshots. Without a subscription, you can store up to 100 clips and unlimited screenshots.

Note: If you're a Stadia Pro subscriber with more than 100 clips and your subscription lapses, you won't lose access to any of your existing clips.

Capture screenshots and clips

You can capture screenshots or video clips while playing on a TV with Chromecast Ultra or at stadia.com.

  • To capture a screenshot, press the Capture button Capture button on your Stadia Controller or F12 if you're using a computer keyboard.
  • To capture a video clip of the last 30 seconds of gameplay, press and hold the Capture button Capture button for 1 second, or press and hold F12 for 1 second if you're using a computer keyboard.

View your captures

You can view the screenshots and clips you've captured:

In the Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. On the Home screen, scroll down to "Captures".
  3. Swipe left and right to scroll through recent captures, or tap See all.
  4. Tap the capture you want to view.

On stadia.com

  1. On your computer using Google Chrome, go to stadia.com.
  2. Make sure you're signed into your Stadia account.
  3. Scroll down to view your recent captures, or select See all.
  4. Select the capture you want to view.
Video clips might not be available to view in full resolution immediately after you record them. If "Processing" appears on your video clip, wait a while and then try watching it again.

Download your captures

You can download your Stadia video clips and screenshots at stadia.com:

  1. On your computer using Google Chrome, go to stadia.com.
  2. Make sure you're signed into your Stadia account.
  3. On the Home screen, scroll down to "Captures".
  4. Find a recent capture, or select See all.
  5. Select the capture you want to download.
  6. In the top right, select Download Download icon.

Note: Video clips are saved in the .webm format and screenshots are saved in the .jpg format. You'll get a full resolution version of the file even if you download it while it is still "Processing".

Delete your captures

You can delete any screenshots or video clips you've captured:

In the Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. Make sure you're signed into your Stadia account.
  3. On the Home screen, scroll down to "Captures".
  4. Swipe left and right to scroll through recent captures, or tap See all.
  5. Tap the capture you want to delete.
  6. Tap Delete Delete icon and then Delete.

On stadia.com

  1. On your computer using Google Chrome, go to stadia.com.
  2. Make sure you're signed into your Stadia account.
  3. Scroll down to your captures.
  4. Click on the capture you want to delete.
  5. Tap Delete Delete icon and then Delete.
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