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Clipboard on Android: how to use it on Google keyboard


Gboard, also known as the Google keyboard, is made up of multiple functions that make it easy for us to write on our phone Android.



Some of these tools are better known, such as writing by sliding the finger on the smartphone screen, and others more unknown, like the clipboard.



To put an end to this ignorance, we are going to develop a comprehensive guide on google keyboard clipboard in which we will explain how to activate it and how you can use it to store texts that you will paste later.



Without further ado, we dive right into Gboard's clipboard feature to tell you all about it.



Gboard clipboard on Android

The clipboard is one of the most useful functions of Gboard.



How to have the Google clipboard on your Android?



The clipboard is a function developed by Google to store the texts you copy on your Android phone, also having the possibility of storing links and copied images.



Google clipboard saves that copied information for an hour so you can access it quickly and use it in any app. In addition, you must take into account the existence of "Set" function, which allows you to keep any text on the clipboard permanently.



For you to better understand the clipboard function, let's explain it with an example. Put yourself in a situation where every day you have to ask someone about their health status through WhatsApp.



“Hello, Maria, how are you feeling? You need something?", is what you usually ask. To avoid having to write this day after day, it is best to copy it, store it and pin it to the clipboard from Google to just have to paste the phrase every morning.



This very useful clipboard is a function of the Google keyboard, Gboard, so you have to use it as the keyboard of your Android mobile to enlist the help of the clipboard.



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How to activate the clipboard in Gboard



Despite having the Google keyboard on your mobile, in order to use the Gboard clipboard you must activate the function manually. These are the steps you must follow:



  1. Open the keyboard in any application.


  2. Click on the clipboard icon, between "GIF" and the settings wheel. If it does not appear, click on the button with the three horizontal dots and click on "Clipboard".


  3. Click on the option "Activate clipboard" or slide the box to the right that appears in the upper right corner of the keyboard. Thus, the clipboard will be activated and will be ready for use


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How to add the clipboard to the navigation bar



If, as we mentioned above, the clipboard shortcut does not appear in the Gboard navigation bar, you can add it easily to have on hand.



The steps you must follow to add clipboard to navigation bar of the keyboard are these:



  1. Open the keyboard in any application.


  2. Click on the three-dot button horizontal lines in the upper right area of ​​the keyboard.


  3. In the lower menu, press and hold the "Clipboard" button and drag it to the navigation bar to place it in the place you like the most. And that's it, you can access the clipboard directly when using Gboard.


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How to use the clipboard



The Google keyboard clipboard that you have installed on your Android mobile is ready for use, so let's learn to get the most out of it, because there are many things you can do with it. We started!



How to copy and paste texts



The main function of this tool is to store the copied texts in the terminal, therefore, the first thing we are going to do is see how copy these texts to the clipboard and paste them into any app From there.



For the example, we will copy a text from Google Chrome and paste it into a WhatsApp conversation. This is the procedure:



  1. Select the text you want to copy by pressing for a few seconds on it and clicking on the option "Copy".


  2. Go to WhatsApp (you know, or any app) and display the Google keyboard.


  3. In the navigation bar, a direct access to text that you just copied. Click on it to paste it into the WhatsApp text field. If the text does not appear in the navigation bar, click on the clipboard icon and tap on the copied text to paste it in the app.


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How to fix texts to never lose them



We have already commented that the texts, links, words, images and other content copied to your mobile phone is only kept on the keyboard clipboard for an hour.



However, we have also mentioned that it is possible increase that time without limit when fixing the texts on the clipboard. In this way, even if time passes and you store more information, you will never lose it.



Here's how you can pin texts to the Google keyboard clipboard:



  1. Open the Google keyboard and access the clipboard clicking on its icon.


  2. Press for a few seconds on the text you want to fix.


  3. In the options menu that appears, tap on "Fix". Done, the text will be fixed and will not disappear from the clipboard in the future. You always have the option to remove that permanent storage by repeating the process and selecting "Don't fix".


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How to delete stored text



If you no longer need the text stored in the Gboard clipboard, you have the option to delete it to do some cleaning. To delete stored text, follow these steps:



  1. Open the Google keyboard and access the clipboard clicking on its icon.


  2. Press for a few seconds on the text you want to fix.


  3. In the options menu that appears, click on "Delete" and the text will disappear from the Gboard clipboard.


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Before concluding, we must explain that pencil icon, located in the upper right corner of the clipboard, also gives you access to set and delete functions the copied texts.



You just have to tap on the pencil, select one or more texts and click on the fix icon (pushpin) or delete (trash can). Thus, you have two options to use the most important functions of the Gboard clipboard.



But Google keyboard functions go much further. With Gboard you can also use Google translate while typing and make the keyboard floating. Before saying goodbye, we encourage you to try all these functions to discover everything it can offer you one of the most pampered apps on Google.


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