Couldn't able to capture screenshot in Brave private tabs

Description of the issue:

Hello everyone. I’m using brave since it was in beta.:wave: Since then, many community members raised issues over github that they’re not able to capture screenshot in Brave Mobile Browser, with incognito mode.

Earlier use to chrome, and have a habit to browse web only in incognito. Now, I kicked chrome out of my android and using brave for full-time. But, a small feature annoying me for years that is none another than capturing a screenshot.

For now, a workaround for this is only possible by switching it to normal mode and capture screenshot. That’s no one wants to. For me, incognito browsing matters me a lot and capturing screenshot too, for remembering/storing important things.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. In Brave Android Mobile Browser, switch to private tabs.
  2. Try capturing a screenshot. Toast Notification will say, “Couldn’t capture screenshot”.

Expected result: It must be able to screenshot.

Brave Version( check About Brave): 1.4.1

Mobile Device details Android

Hi @asharamseervi, welcome to community and thanks for writing in!

This is actually a designed privacy feature of private tabs. I’ll send your feedback to the team.

Thanks again for taking the time to write in!

This is by design on Android System. For any Chromium based browser if you try to take a screenshot in incognito/private mode it wont allow. This is done as part of security update from Chrome 65+.