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I'm new to evernote, and I'm confused. The official explanation for how to use web clipper on an Android mobile device makes no sense. Here it is:

https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313678-How-to-clip-web-pages-and-content-from-Android-and-iOS-devices
It says, "To clip a web page from your browser, simply tap the options menu button on your device (for example, '...') and select Evernote".

Um, what? When it says "options menu button" does it mean the options button in my browser? (The device would be the actual phone.) If so, then there's no "Evernote" menu in my browser's options menu. Obviously. Since they're separate apps. What other "options menu button" is it talking about? 

The only thing that seems to make sense is I tap my browser's option button and then select "Share" and then "Add to Evernote". Is THIS what I'm supposed to do? 

Thanks!

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Hi.  Yes the description is out of date (or at the least unclear) - 'Share' is the route to take.  Once you get a big spinning green dot showing the page is being saved,  you have the option to tap the dot and choose 'bookmark' or 'page'.  Whatever choice you make will persist until the next time you tap the dot.

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Bookmark is a paragraph of descriptive text and the URL;  page is exactly what it sounds like - the whole web page.  (...and the URL)

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I have been trying off and on for months to get this to work.  I follow the instructions using Chrome 4.2 on my Android 5.1 Moto E (2nd edition)  to clip to Evernote 4.6.  I click on the 3 vertical dots, get the share menu, pick Add to Evernote, and click on the spinning Elephant. I pick the Notebook if I get the chance.  Sometimes it spins and closes.  And then some of the time I get the page, just as I want it, saved to Evernote, but most of the time I get a png image of of a green picture that says "Clippimg..." and looks like the attached.

No consistency. 

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Hmmn.  Can you find Evernote in the Share menu?  Does sharing the page to Evernote work better than clipping?

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Thanks for the reply. Sorry I wasn't clearer. I do share it to Evernote, as you say. Seems to be a timing issue, but I cannot figure out the timing. That's what I meant by inconsistency. 

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My fault - should have read the words a little more carefully;  you did explain exactly what you were doing.   When you get a 'clipping...' message,  how long have you left the note before opening it?  AFAIK the clip process continues for some time after you initiate it - presumably avoiding too much strain on your local network downloads.  I've had a few continue into the next day or longer - I find them by accident later - but it's usually fairly trivial to revisit the URL and clip the page again.

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Thanks for the reply. Sorry I wasn't clearer. I do share it to Evernote, as you say. Seems to be a timing issue, but I cannot figure out the timing. That's what I meant by inconsistency. 

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Ah. Then that explains it. Yes, perhaps I am not waiting long enough sometimes. This is especially true if I am testing to see if it worked. Thanks. I will see if I can trust the process more. :)

Thanks again. 

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Web clipping for Android on Pixel with Chrome browser stopped working in late January 2018. It captures the URL of the webpage but writes "Clip failed" for the body content.

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Same here, tumo. Web clipping no longer works on my Android. Uninstalling and reinstalling fixed the issue for less than a day.

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Ironically Clipping from my Android worked fine for me until a few days ago,  then broke down in style - I had 30+ failures from one session and was most unhappy. 

Reported to Support who are looking into it.

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I just switched from IOS to Android (P10), and share to Evernote works, but there is no opportunity to select folder like I could with iPhone. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, ravensview said:

there is no opportunity to select folder

Hit the green dot while the clip is happening...

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