Microsoft has been testing a new feature called Cloud Clipboard
for Windows 10 and it was originally expected to launch in
Redstone 4, but eventually held back for next version of the
operating system. The Cloud Clipboard is finally ready for beta
testing and Microsoft today in a blog post announced this new
feature for Windows 10.
The Cloud Clipboard is now available in Windows 10 Build 17666
for the Windows Insiders enrolled in the Fast and Skip Ahead
rings. The new clipboard experience in Windows 10 is powered by
Microsoft’s cloud technology which means that you can access
your clipboard across any PC.
The new feature can be enabled from the Settings > System
> Clipboard. The clipboard history is synced across devices
and it uses the power of the cloud. “Not only can you can paste
from the clipboard history, but you can also pin the items you
find yourself using all the time,” the company explained.
Microsoft could update the Clipboard in near future with other
features such cross-platform sync, and applications like
Microsoft Edge for Android could play a big role in this
The new preview build is a living proof that Cloud
Clipboard is advancing, and it’s likely that the upgraded
version of the traditional clipboard will soon support
cross-platform syncing, which means that you can copy text or
files on a PC and then access it on your Android or iPhone.
Cloud Clipboard in Windows 10 basically makes it possible for
users to copy and paste content between multiple devices, and
sync it with the power of the cloud. At this point, the early
implementation of Cloud Clipboard lacks some features but it
will definitely evolve ahead of the public release.
The next big update for Windows 10 codenamed Redstone 5 is
currently available for Windows Insiders. After the release of
Windows 10 April 2018 Update, Microsoft has been actively
testing Redstone 5 and developing new features.
Redstone 5 update is projected to launch in the fall and
Microsoft is bringing many other features such as Sets and
File Explorer with Dark Theme to Windows 10.