How do I take a snapshot with my Arlo camera?

A snapshot is a still image captured by your Arlo camera.

You can take snapshots in two ways:

  • Take snapshots manually while viewing live footage from your camera (available on all Arlo cameras).
  • Create a custom mode that takes a snapshot whenever your camera detects motion or audio (only available on Arlo Q, Arlo Q Plus, and Arlo Baby).

To take a snapshot from live video:

  1. Launch the Arlo app or log in to your Arlo account at The Devices page displays.
  2. Tap or click the play button in the camera feed image.
  3. Tap or click the camera icon.
    The snapshot is saved in your library.


For more information about creating custom modes that take snapshots, see the following knowledge base articles: