Starting with Android 14, the Capture Content for Notes APIs let users capture a screenshot directly through the default note-taking app. With these APIs, users can have a multitasking note-taking experience by clipping preferred content on their screen and pasting it into a note.
The Capture Content for Notes APIs are designed specifically for apps holding the
NOTES role. Android
14 uses the
LAUNCH_CAPTURE_CONTENT_ACTIVITY_FOR_NOTE permission to ensure that only
NOTES role holder apps can use the Capture
Content for Notes APIs. Apps must check if they have the permission before
calling the APIs. OEMs can let users set their default note-taking app by
See the following for more information about the Capture Content for Notes APIs:
OEM customization for Capture Content for Notes
NOTES role lets users select an
eligible note taking app to be the default notes app. An OEM can control the
availability of the
NOTES role on a device by setting
config_enableDefaultNotes. The value of
false by default.
NOTES role is enabled, the OEM must support the Capture Content for
Notes APIs by providing the necessary customizations and system note-taking
integrations. OEMs can choose to customize the default AOSP
implementation, or provide their
implementation by overriding
Refer to the
package for a default system note-taking integration implementation.
Changes are required in System UI for implementing the Capture Content for
Notes APIs. OEMs can customize the UI to trigger and edit a screenshot and
provide the implementation in the Android System UI. As an example of OEM
customized integration, the System UI can launch a
NOTES role holder app on
the lock screen using a lock screen shortcut, such as a button or icon on the
lock screen or a stylus-based gesture. Similarly, on the home screen the
System UI can launch the
NOTES role holder app in a multitasking window
mode, such as a bubble window or floating window, by a stylus-based gesture.
Validation of Capture Content for Notes
For CTS-Verifier testing, see Capture Content for Notes test.