Screenshots

When a user experiences an error, Sentry provides the ability to take a screenshot and include it as an attachment.

This feature only applies to SDKs with a user interface, such as the ones for mobile and desktop applications. In some environments like native iOS, taking a screenshot requires the UI thread and in the event of a crash, that might not be available. Another example where a screenshot might not be available is when the event happens before the screen starts to load. So inherently, this feature will be a best effort solution.

Enabling Screenshots

Screenshots may contain PII and is an opt-in feature. You can enable it as shown below:

Using the editor integrations in Tools > Sentry:

Options Screenshot Configuration

Or, like so, if you're configuring things programatically:

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options.AttachScreenshot = true;

Viewing Screenshots

A thumbnail of the screenshot shows up at the top of the Issue Details page:

Screenshot Thumbnail

Additionally, screenshots appear in the "Attachments" tab, where you can view all attachments, as well as associated events. Click the event ID to open the Issue Details of that specific event.

Screenshots List Example

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