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Google Play Screenshots

This guide is written by https://myhotpot.io. We make it easy to create attractive App Store screenshots, Google Play screenshots, Chrome Store screenshots, app icons, and other graphics needed for apps, websites, and extensions.

This is a companion article to the one on App Store Screenshots.

The goal with these posts is to help developers understand the requirements and best practices for marketing apps on the App Store and Google Play.

Google Play Screenshot Examples

Click here to see examples of Google Play screenshots from Hotpot Design. These examples include popular Android devices like the Samsung S9 and Pixel 3.

Overview

App screenshots are crucial for engaging users on the App Store, Google Play, and the Chrome Store. With almost one million apps competing for user attention, studies show many consumers only browse for a few seconds before deciding whether to download an app.

Google Play Screenshot Sizes

The Google Play Store screenshot requirements are much more flexible than those of the Apple App Store. You can define your own screenshot sizes, provided no dimension of the screenshot is less than 320 pixels or more than 3840 pixels. For example, 200x2000 is diallowed while 1000x2000 is allowed.

If you vary screenshot sizes, the maximum dimension should not be more than twice the minimum dimension.

Number of Screenshots

The Google Play Store requires a minimum of 2 screenshots per app listing.

The maximum is 8 screenshots per supported device type: phone, tablet (7-inch & 10-inch), Android TV, and Wear OS. If you support each of these 5 device types, you can submit a maximum of 40 screenshots. Most developers, however, will only support smartphones and will only need 8 screenshots.

For games, it's recommended to supply at least 3 landscape screenshots because some sections of Google Play will only showcase games with at least 3 landscape screenshots.

File Format

The Google Play Store accepts either JPEG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha) images.

Aspect Ratio

For portrait screenshots, the aspect ratio must be 2:1. For landscape screenshots, the aspect ratio must be 16:9.

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