Windows 10 will get another huge copy-and-paste change

Microsoft is working on a new feature for its flagship SwiftKey
mobile keyboard app that will change the way clipboard contents
are copied and pasted on Windows 10.

With Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Microsoft added ‘Cloud
Clipboard’ support to Windows 10 systems.

The Cloud Clipboard, which can be accessed using Win+V keyboard
shortcut, offers a history of the text and images you
previously copied. It also allows you to pin frequently used
content and sync them across your Windows devices.

The copied text, images and HTML code in this clipboard history
are shared across all Windows devices that are signed into the
same Microsoft account. After two years of wait, the same
experience is also coming to phones with Microsoft’s SwiftKey

Windows 10 Clipboard

In the beta version of SwiftKey Keyboard for Android, Microsoft
is currently testing a new option called “Sync clipboard
history to the cloud”.

“Copy and paste text from your other devices. When this is on,
Microsoft receives your clipboard data to sync across your
Windows devices,” the description of the feature reads.

SwiftKey app on Android has evolved a lot lately and support
for Cloud Clipboard is clearly the right thing to do.

It’s worth noting that Microsoft originally started working on
Cloud Clipboard support for Android in 2018 and development was
paused last year, but it looks like the company is finally
working on it again.

After the Cloud Clipboard support lands in SwiftKey, you can
copy a sentence on Android phone and access it in clipboard
history of Windows 10. Likewise, you can also sync your Windows
clipboard to SwiftKey and access clipboard on your Android

Clipboard history UI

For example, if you copy a text or URL on your phone, you can
paste that URL in Edge, Chrome or other browsers on your PC
within seconds.

SwiftKey is also getting a cloud clipboard history UI built
into its own clipboard page and you can access it by tapping on
the clipboard button in the toolbar.

Clipboard sync in Your Phone app

It’s also worth noting that Microsoft’s Your Phone app for
Windows 10
already supports cross-device copy and paste, but the
feature is currently exclusive to certain Samsung phones only.

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