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Anyone who uses Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard on Android is in for a treat, as the keyboard now supports copying and pasting between Android and Windows, which is extremely useful to have.

The SwitftKey app has been updated to version, and the primary new feature is the ability to copy and paste text between your Android smartphone and a Windows PC. Copying and pasting can go both ways, so you can move text from Android to PC or from PC to Android.

To use the feature on Windows, you’ll need to have Windows 10 (October 2018 update or later), or Windows 11 installed on your PC. Of course, you’ll also need to have the latest version of SwiftKey installed on your Android phone or tablet.

The feature isn’t enabled by default. You’ll need to go to the SwiftKey Keyboard Settings on your Android device, then tap “Rich input,” followed by “Clipboard.” From there, tap the “Sync Clipboard history” toggle to turn the feature on.

On your PC, go to the Settings app, then “System,” and finally “Clipboard.” Once there, click “Clipboard history,” then toggle on “Sync across your devices.”

Once you have everything set up, you’ll be able to seamlessly copy and paste text from your Android phone to your Windows PC, which is definitely a nice feature to have.

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