Google Chrome Canary now allows users to share clipboard between Android and PC

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Google Chrome

Google has been working on adding support clipboard sync for a while now. Last month, Google added a flag to Chrome Canary but enabling it didn’t do anything. Now, the latest version of Chrome Canary has updated the flag to support clipboard sync between PC and Android devices.

The clipboard sync works something like what Microsoft has been advertising. However, Microsoft’s version doesn’t sync to phones at the moment. In the meantime, you can use Google’s clipboard sync to send texts from your PC to your Android device. The feature works on the latest Chrome v79 build (Source Chrome Story; via XDA Developers).

To use it you will need to enable the following flags:

  • Enable receiver device to handle shared clipboard feature
  • Enable shared clipboard feature signals to be handled
  • Sync Clipboard Service

To enable these flags, you will need to head to chrome://flags and search for the individual flags. Once done, you will need to relaunch Chrome. Now select any text on any webpage and right-click to select the option, “Send text to <device name>”. Do note that the feature will only work if you have Chrome Canary installed on both PC and Android, and both are signed into the same Google Account.

The good thing about this feature is that it’s not limited to Google Chrome. This means you can paste the text to any app on your Android device just by long-pressing inside the text field and selecting paste. Unfortunately, at the moment, Google allows users to send the text from PC to Android and not the other way around.

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