Your Android’s keyboard has a “clipboard” option that lets you see everything you’ve copied for the last hour.Android 13 also adds a “visual clipboard” to your Android phone, so you can see exactly what you’ve copied.If you tap your Android’s visual clipboard, you’ll also have a chance to edit whatever you’ve copied.If your device lets you copy and paste things, then it has a “clipboard,” a place where anything you copy gets kept. But most devices don’t let you see the clipboard — it just works invisibly in the background.Android devices don’t follow that rule. There are two ways to see your clipboard on an Android phone or tablet, depending on which version of Android you have.How to see your clipboard on Android using GboardGboard is Google’s official keyboard app, and comes preinstalled on most Android phones. It also has a few extra features that regular keyboards don’t offer, like clipboard history.Quick tip: If your Android doesn’t use Gboard, install it from the Google Play Store and then enable it in the Settings app’s System menu.To see your clipboard while using Gboard, just tap the clipboard icon in the keyboard’s top row, right next to the settings gear. On the page that opens, tap Turn on Clipboard.Tap the clipboard icon to find Gboard’s clipboard options.Google; William Antonelli/InsiderFrom now on, anything you copy or cut — whether it’s text or a picture — will be saved to this menu for an hour. Open it and tap any of the saved items to immediately insert it into wherever you’re typing. You can also tap the pencil icon in the corner to delete things from your clipboard history. You can also customize this Clipboard menu so it holds screenshots you’ve taken recently too. To turn this on, go back to the regular keyboard and tap the settings gear icon in the top row, then Clipboard, and then Save recent screenshots in clipboard.How to use the visual clipboard in Android 13Thanks to the new Android 13 update, Android users can see what’s in their clipboard as soon as they copy it, and even edit the clipboard however they want.Important: There are dozens of different Android phones on the market, and they don’t all update at the same time. Right now, Android 13 is only available on current Google Pixel phones. There’s no official word of when other Android brands (Samsung, OnePlus, etc.) should expect to receive Android 13, but it should arrive everywhere by early 2023.To see the visual clipboard, just copy or cut some text. As soon as you save it to the clipboard, a small window will appear in the bottom-left corner showing a preview of whatever you saved.If you tap the window, a page will open where you can edit what you saved. You can also tap the share icon instead to immediately send whatever you copied/cut with anyone.A tiny preview window will appear when you copy something.Google; William Antonelli/InsiderWilliam AntonelliTech Reporter for Insider ReviewsWilliam Antonelli (he/she/they) is a writer, editor, and organizer based in New York City. As a founding member of the Reference team, he helped grow Tech Reference (now part of Insider Reviews) from humble beginnings into a juggernaut that attracts over 20 million visits a month. Outside of Insider, his writing has appeared in publications like Polygon, The Outline, Kotaku, and more. He’s also a go-to source for tech analysis on channels like Newsy, Cheddar, and NewsNation. You can find him on Twitter @DubsRewatcher, or reach him by email at wantonelli@insider.com.Read more Read less


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