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Clipboard in Gboard; Here is How to Use This Handy Feature!

The keyboards have a major role in a smartphone because we use this for inputting anything. For instance, if we need to search for something or for texting or for composing mails (this also includes in texting, but I can’t write this post without separately mentioning this). For all these, we need a good keyboard app right? Earlier people including me hates to use the Google Keyboard because it literally doesn’t have many features. It was looking similar to the AOSP keyboard. Most of us were using the SwiftKey Keyboard those times, while I was using the ZenUi keyboard because my Asus Zenfone 5 was pre-loaded with this keyboard.

Google keyboard to Gboard!

But things were completely changed when Google’s keyboard was renamed to Gboard. The new Gboard app came with a ton of features like GIF creation, email address auto-completion, floating keyboard mode, Google search integration, and Google Translation integration. Although we were missing the popular clipboard option which was seen on Samsung phones with TouchWiz UI on top. Although it doesn’t have a clipboard option, I started using this when I switched to Lenovo K6 Power. From there onwards I started using Gboard on every phone which I have switched to date. Even on my Realme X2, I’m using this Gboard.  A few months before on my Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, I received an update for Gboard and now the Gboard also brings support for a fully functional clipboard on Gboard.

I hope that everyone will have a new option in the overflow menu of Gboard called “Clipboard.” Tap on this and turn on this feature. From now onwards you will be able to view some of your previously saved clips. Even you can add new clips, delete a clip, and pin a clip. You can access the clipboard manager via a shortcut (which shows the clipboard icon) when you open the keyboard.

With this article we mean to help you guys with all the available options with the Clipboard feature in Gboard. So be ready for becoming a pro with the new Gboard. First, let us talk about the most important topic i.e. turning on the clipboard.

How to turn on Gboard Clipboard?

As we said above, Gboard’s clipboard does not turn on by default. You have to manually go and turn on this feature. This is not a deal-breaker and only a simple step.

Step 1: Open any app where you need the keyboard. While using the same, tap on the ‘Google’ button.

Step 2: Now Tap on More (3 dots).

Step 3: Tap on Understood.

Step 4: Select the Clipboard option.

Step 5: Now Tap on Turn on Clipboard.

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If you are not satisfied with this text, you can do this by watching my screen recording.

How to copy a piece of text to the Gboard Clipboard?

Well, there isn’t any special step to copy a piece of text to Gboard’s clipboard. After you have turned on the Gboard’s Clipboard feature everything which you copy will appear in the clipboard of Gboard.

Gboard

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How to delete a copied text from Gboard’s Clipboard?

Earlier we have said that any bit which you copy after turning on the clipboard will automatically enter Gboard’s clipboard. Well, there will be many situations where you don’t want this to happen. To say while copying any confidential messages or other things.

Step 1: While using the Keyboard, tap on the ‘Google’ button.

Step 2: Tap on More (3 dots).

Step 3: Now Go to Clipboard.

Step 4: Here, Press and hold a text snippet.

Step 5: Now when the option pops up, tap on the Delete button.

If you are not satisfied with this text, you can do this by watching my screen recording.

How to delete multiple snippets in Gboard Clipboard

In the above step, we talked about deleting a single snippet, well there is also an option for deleting multiple snippets. This is a very handy feature because we can delete many snippets at a time.

Step 1: While using the Keyboard, tap on the ‘Google’ button.

Step 2: Tap on More (3 Dots).

Step 3: Now Go to Clipboard

Step 4: Tap on the little Pencil (Edit) icon.

Step 5: After this, you will be able to select multiple snippets, now select multiple snippets.

Step 6: And finally Tap on the delete icon.

If you are not satisfied with this text, you can do this by watching my screen recording.

How to pin a snippet in Gboard Clipboard

After copying, the Gboard’s clipboard will retain the text for hardly an hour. But there will be certain situations where you need the text for a long time. Follow the steps for pinning a snippet

Step 1: While using the Keyboard, tap on the ‘Google’ button.

Step 2: Tap on More (3 Dots).

Step 3: Go to Clipboard.

Step 4: Press and hold a text snippet that you have already.

Step 5: And when the option pops up, tap on the Pin icon. Your Pinned snippet will show at the top.

If you are not satisfied with this text, you can do this by watching my screen recording.

How to pin multiple snippets in Gboard Clipboard

In the previous step, we explained about pinning a single snippet wherein this step we explain about pinning multiple snippets.

Step 1: While using the Keyboard, tap on the ‘Google’ button.

Step 2: Tap on More (3 Dots).

Step 3: Go to Clipboard.

Step 4: Now Tap on the little Pencil (Edit) icon.

Step 5: Select multiple snippets when this option gets unlocks.

Step 6: Finally tap on the Pin icon to pin multiple copied texts.

If you are not satisfied with this text, you can do this by watching my screen recording.

How to add personal text in Clipboard for quick pasting

Gboard also allows its users to add snippets of their own, not just copying. There will be some texts which you need every time. And for this purpose, this option would be suitable. Follow the steps to add snippets of your own!

Step 1: While using the Keyboard, tap on the ‘Google’ button

Step 2: Tap on More (3 Dots).

Step 3: Now Go to Clipboard.

Step 4: Tap on the little Pencil (aKa Edit) icon.

Step 5: And now tap on the ‘+’ icon to add a new text.

Step 6: After adding, tap on Save. After this, your text will save and by default it will pin.

If you are not satisfied with this text, you can do this by watching my screen recording.

 

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