Microsoft-owned SwiftKey will get a major update later this year, and one of the new features is reportedly cloud clipboard integration. In a recent beta of SwiftKey, Microsoft finally enabled support for a feature that lets you copy and paste text from your other Windows devices.
For those who are not familiar, Windows 10 comes with a clipboard manager and it allows you to easily cut, copy and paste items on your devices. With Cloud Clipboard, you can store a history of items you cut or copied from primary or secondary devices. To access this feature, you need to use the keyboard shortcut Win + V.
With the latest SwiftKey update, you can finally sync your clipboard history through the cloud and access content on any device. For example, you can copy something from a document or web page to your desktop and paste it into an app on your Android phone where SwiftKey is installed.
Likewise, you can also copy the text on mobile and paste it on your desktops. You will of course need to enable clipboard data sync on Windows 10 and Android.
How to sync the clipboard on your devices
First, download and install SwiftKey Beta from the Play Store. In the SwiftKey app, press “Rich Enter” and select “Clipboard.” On the next screen, select and activate the “Synchronize clipboard history with cloud” toggle.
You will be asked to sign in to your Microsoft account to continue.
Once done, open the Windows 10 Settings app and go to System> Clipboard. Activate the following two options (if you have not already activated them):
- Clipboard history
- Synchronization between devices
If you have followed the steps correctly, you will be able to sync your clipboard on your Android and Windows 10 PCs. Remember that Cloud Clipboard will only keep your last copied clip for one hour and the last cloud clip copied will be displayed on your prediction bar in the SwiftKey app.
Of course, you can turn off cloud clip predictions by going to SwiftKey> Rich Entry> Clipboard.
Clipboard data is encrypted and will not be linked to your Microsoft account.
It should be noted that Microsoft has always allowed Samsung owners to sync their clipboard history using the ‘Link to Windows’ feature, but the SwiftKey update brings the exact same functionality to all of them. Android phones.
In related news, Microsoft is also working on a new clipboard manager for Windows with GIF, emoji integration, and a modern interface.