Learn more about taking screenshots when an error occurs. Sentry pairs the screenshot with the original event, giving you additional insight into issues.

Sentry makes it possible to automatically take a screenshot and include it as an attachment when a user experiences an error, an exception or a crash.

This feature is only available for SDKs with a user interface, like the ones for mobile and desktop applications. It's also limited by whether taking a screenshot is possible or not. For example, in some environments, like native iOS, taking a screenshot requires the UI thread, which often isn't available in the event of a crash. Another example where a screenshot might not be available is when the event happens before the screen starts to load. So inherently, this feature is a best effort solution.

Because screenshots may contain PII, they are an opt-in feature. You can enable screenshots as shown below:

This feature is supported for iOS and Android only.

import io.sentry.kotlin.multiplatform.Sentry

Sentry.init { options ->
  options.attachScreenshot = true

If one is available, you'll see a thumbnail of the screenshot when you click on a specific issue from the Issues page.

Screenshot Thumbnail

Once you've clicked on the event ID of a specific issue, you'll be able to see an overview of all the attachments as well as associated events in the "Attachments" tab.

Screenshots List Example

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