How to Copy and Paste Text, Links and Images on Android

One of the functions of Android is to copy and paste texts and images. If you want to know how to do it, read this quick guide.

 

Surely, on some occasion, you wanted to share a text or conversation to share with another person and you ended up taking a screenshot because you did not know how to copy and paste that information on your Android.

The fact is that regardless of whether you have a mobile or a tablet, the function of copying and pasting texts is available on your device. These are just some of the very useful tools that will get you out of trouble on more than one occasion.

How to copy and paste text, links, and images on Android

If you want to know how to copy and paste some text, links, and images on your Android device, then we will show you with simple steps what you should do.

Copying and pasting texts on Android is very simple and can get you out of trouble more than once. Follow these steps to do it:

  • Locate the text you want to copy. It can be on the Internet, in your notes, in a WhatsApp conversation, or any other.
  • Make a long press on that text you want to copy to highlight it. You will notice that the highlighted text will have two controls that will help you to highlight more fragments of the text if you wish.
  • Next, a small menu will appear with various options. In this case, select “Copy”.
  • Now, to paste the content that you copied previously, go to a text box. This can be in a text messaging app, notes, in the browser, a document, etc. To do this, make a long press where you want to paste the text, you will see that a menu will appear again, and select the “Paste” option.

Ready, this way you can share texts between different formats and applications directly on your Android.
The process to copy and paste links within your Android device is totally similar to the one you do with text:

Locate the link you want to copy. It can be from a web, browser, or application.
Make a long press on the link and click the Copy link address in the menu that appears.
Now, go to where you want to paste said link, being a conversation, notes, the browser, and so on. Make a long press on the text box and choose “Paste”.
However, there is another option in case you are using the Google Chrome browser. Here’s how.

From your Android smartphone, open the Google Chrome browser.
o to the address bar and click on the link that is displayed.

Next, a series of icons will appear next to the link. Choose “Copy”, being the icon that has the shape of two sheets one on top of the other.

Now, go to where you want to paste said link, being a conversation, notes, the browser, and so on. Make a long press on the text box and choose “Paste”.

Go to the window where you want to paste the link, be it a chat or document

The process for copying an image is not as simple as that for texts or links. Also, depending on the version of Android you have installed on your device and the application you use, it may or may not be similar. Even so, we show you the simplest process applied to Google Chrome :

  • Go to Google Chrome and find the image you want to copy.
  • Next, keep a long press on the image until a pop-up menu appears, and then select “Copy Image”. If you wish, you can also use the “Download image” option to save it in the gallery or folder you want on your computer.
  • You can use the option “Download image” so that it is saved in the gallery
  • Now, go where you want to paste the image and long press until a pop-up menu appears and choose the “Paste” option.

As we mentioned, there are different factors that can make this process compatible or not on your Android when copying and pasting an image. For this reason, the best thing to do, and which will always work, is to download the image.

How to use the Android clipboard

Did you know that on Android devices there is a clipboard that allows you to store a number of texts that you have copied and then share them? If you didn’t know about this feature, follow these steps:

  • Copy a text that you want according to the steps that we show you previously.
  • Go to a text box where you want to paste the information.
  • On your keyboard, locate the “Clipboard” icon which is shaped like a folder holding a sheet of paper.
  • When selected, the last texts, links, or images that you have copied will appear. Choose the one you want to share and it

These functions may not change your life, but we assure you that they will help you perform some tasks easier and faster in your day-to-day life.

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