The clipboard your Android device comes with could use a major overhaul. That’s usually why most Android users end up using a third-party app.
You can only copy and paste one thing at a time. The only way to see what you copied is by pasting. An option some users might go with is Gboard, it’s not jam-packed with features, but it’s part of a good keyboard.
How to Copy and Paste in Gboard Clipboard
The good news is that the way you copy and paste in Gboard is the same as the stock Android clipboard. Long-press on a word until it’s highlighted and tap on the Copy option.
What you copied will be on your clipboard, but if you want to make sure it’s there before you paste, go to where you want to paste the text. When the Gboard keyboard appears, tap on the three dots followed by the Clipboard option.
The text you copied will be under the Recent section that’s to the left of the clipboard. As long as you’re there if you ever want to turn off the clipboard, toggle off the option that’s to the left of the pencil icon.
How to Pin or Delete Text from Gboard Clipboard
If you copied something that you don’t want anyone else to see, you should erase it from the clipboard. To delete all or specific text from the Gboard clipboard:
- Tap on the dots
- Choose the Clipboard option.
If you want to delete a specific text, you copied, long-press on the text, and choose the Delete option. To delete various texts, tap on the pencil icon, and select what you want to erase. Once you’ve copied everything, choose the trash icon.
If you still haven’t chosen something to erase, you should see a plus sign to the right. By selecting this option, you can add a new item. Once you select something to delete, the plus icon will be gone.
If you forgot you had something you want to save, by following the same steps, you could choose to pin text to the top of the list.
Gboard’s clipboard does have room for improvement, and hopefully, you won’t have to wait too long to see some added features. What features would you like Gboard’s clipboard to have? Share your thoughts in the comments below.