SwiftKey can now sync your Android’s clipboard with your Windows PC

SwiftKey can now sync your Android’s clipboard with your Windows PC

Microsoft-owned keyboard app Swiftkey is getting an update on the beta channel. The update introduces a new feature that lets you sync your Android phone’s clipboard with a Windows PC. We first spotted the feature all the way back in October last year, and it’s now finally rolling out to users.

As mentioned earlier, the feature is available on the latest Swiftkey beta update (via Windows Latest). You can try it out by downloading the latest beta release from the Play Store link below. After installing it on your device, head over to the app’s settings, tap on “Rich input,” and select the “Clipboard” option. In the following window, enable the “Sync clipboard history to the cloud” toggle.

Swiftkey Clipboard settings

(Screenshot: Windows Latest)

Once that’s done, open Settings on your Windows 10 PC and navigate to the Clipboard section. Then, turn on the “Clipboard history” and “Sync across devices” options. You should now be able to access your phone’s clipboard history on your Windows 10 PC and vice-versa. You can use the “windows+V” keyboard shortcut to access your phone’s clipboard history on your device.

Windows 10 Clipboard settings

(Screenshot: Windows Latest)

Note that the Cloud Clipboard feature will only retain clipboard history for an hour, and it will only show the last copied clip on the prediction bar in the Swiftkey app. It’s also worth mentioning that all clipboard data will be encrypted, and it won’t be linked to your Microsoft account.

At the moment, Swiftkey hasn’t revealed when the feature will roll out on the stable channel. We’ll update this post as soon as it rolls out with a future update.

If you’re a Samsung user, you can already sync your phone’s clipboard history with a Windows 10 PC using the “Link to Windows” feature. iOS also has a similar feature, but it only works with other Apple devices.

Microsoft SwiftKey Beta
Developer: SwiftKey
Price: Free

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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