How to use the new Clipboard Editor on Android 13

With Android 12, Google brought a major UI change to the Android OS. As big changes were announced last year, Android 13 brings a slew of improvements over its predecessor. Although, Android 13 is not a small upgrade, bags up with a flurry of new features and changes. The upgrade brings a much-needed overhaul to the clipboard on Android OS.

The Clipboard on Android 13 let users edit copied text, and screenshots, and even give you a direct shortcut to share the copied content with anyone. And one of the best things about the new clipboard is, that it will automatically remove the copied contents in concern of privacy. The system will clean the clipboard after a certain amount of time.

Google officially confirmed about the new privacy feature in the clipboard, by saying, “Prevent any unwanted access to your clipboard. If you copy sensitive data like your email address, phone number or login credentials on your device, Android will automatically clear your clipboard history after a period of time.”

If you’re an Android user and extensively using the clipboard, then here’s how you can use the new Clipboard editor on Android 13.

How to use the text editor on Android 13 clipboard

The new Clipboard comes pre-loaded with Android 13, whether you’re using the Google Pixel or any other phone, you’ll get access to the updated clipboard. Here’s how it works with the text.

How to use the new Clipboard Editor on Android 13
  1. Open any webpage, message, note, or from where you want to copy something.
  2. Now press and hold for a second on the text you want to copy, and swipe your finger to adjust the line you want to copy.
  3. Then tap Copy button shown in the top menu bar.
  4. Now you’ll see a clipboard icon at the bottom left of your screen, you can tap on it to edit the text you copied, and you can easily add or remove anything if you want.
  5. Once done, you can tap on Done at the top left corner.
  6. Now simply head over to the app where you want to paste the copied content.
  7. That’s it.

How to use the image editor on Android 13 clipboard

Just like the text, you can use the clipboard to copy and edit photos, yes, you can edit it before sharing it with someone, here’s how.

How to use the new Clipboard Editor on Android 13
  1. Open the image you want to copy, then tap and hold for a second, and select Copy image option.
  2. You’ll see the clipboard floating bubble at the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on the image from the floating bubble to open the image editor.
  4. The editor comes with a couple of tools, including a crop tool, text, brushes, and eraser, once you are done with editing, you can tap the Done button at the top left corner.
  5. Now open any app where you want to paste the photo.
  6. That’s it.

Whether you copy a text or image, you can tap on the share icon showing in the floating clipboard bubble to directly paste the copied content into any app or chat you want.

Now there’s no need to install any third-party clipboard manager, you can do whatever you want with the new Android 13 clipboard. If you still want to know anything about the new clipboard, you can leave a comment in the comment box.

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By Haneet Singh

Haneet is a passionate tech writer and a consumer. He loves tinkering with the newest tech - smartphones, wearables, laptops, smart TVs, and other smart home devices. For tips, you can connect Haneet at [email protected]

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