Microsoft is developing a new feature for its SwiftKey mobile keyboard app that will change the way clipboard content is copied and pasted on Windows 10. Previously, microsoft added “cloud clipboard” support to Windows 10 systems with the October 2018 update. The cloud clipboard can be accessed using the Win-V keyboard shortcut, which provides a history of text and images previously copied by the user, as well as allows you to pin commonly used content and sync it on different Windows devices.
Text, pictures, and HTML code copied from this clipboard history are shared across all Windows devices that log on to the same Microsoft account. After two years of waiting, the same experience will appear on phones with Microsoft SwiftKey keyboards.
In a beta version of Android SwiftKey Keyboard, Microsoft is currently testing a new option called Sync Clipboard History to the Cloud.
“Copy and paste text from your other devices. When this feature is turned on, Microsoft receives your clipboard data to sync on your Windows device. The description of the feature reads.
The SwiftKey app on Android has recently updated rapidly, and supporting the cloud clipboard is clearly the right thing to do.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft started providing Cloud Clipboard support for Android in 2018, but suspended development last year, but it looks like the company is finally starting again.
After the cloud clipboard supports landing SwiftKey, users can copy a piece of text on their Android phone and access it in the history of Windows 10. Similarly, you can sync the Windows clipboard to SwiftKey and access it on your Android device.
For example, if you copy a text or URL on your phone, you can then paste the URL into another browser on edge, Chrome, or PC in a matter of seconds.
SwiftKey also has a cloud clipboard history UI built into its clipboard page, which you can access by clicking the clipboard button in the toolbar.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app for Windows 10 already supports cross-device copy and paste, but for now it’s only available on some Samsung phones.