Microsoft SwiftKey is definitely not one of the best, if not the best typing app, because the American company has equipped it with a lot of great features. In fact, this app can not be called a regular keyboard, just install it to see how much it offers a variety of tools and capabilities for typing.
This app is now for Android and iOS are available, and many users are happy with its performance, but apparently Microsoft has added a new feature to SwiftKey that allows it to paste what it copied to Android or Windows to another device. This means that if your Android phone uses SwiftKey as the default keyboard, you will now be able to paste any text you copy to Windows into your phone.
According to the MSPoweruser website, this feature is under Known as Cloud Clipboard, it was added in the latest update of this keyboard. Currently, the latest update released for this application has been updated to version 22.214.171.124. Of course, initially (in August of this year) this update was available in the beta version of SwiftKey, but now the general public is able to use it.
The support page of this application tells how to use the new feature That is, he used Cloud Clipboard. If you have just installed this program, you should keep in mind that the new feature is not enabled by default and the user must enable it manually. Also, in order to be able to use the Cloud Clipboard, your computer must have Windows 10 (from 2018) or newer. In addition, you must enable a series of settings in Windows to take advantage of this feature, in this article we will provide you with a complete tutorial.
- To enable This feature in Android, first go to Play Store and download and install the latest version of the SwiftKey app.
- Run the app, make your desired settings, including theme, language And do things like that.
- After that, go to the app settings page and select Rich input and then Clipboard
- In the new page that appears, select Sync clipboard history to the cloud .
- Select strong> SwiftKey prompts you to sign in to your Microsoft account.
- Once this process is complete, you can go to SwiftKey settings on your phone Is over.
Now we are going to make the settings In the Windows operating system.
- Open Windows Settings and enter Clipboard in the search box.
- Among the options displayed, Select Clipboard Settings .
- On this page, as you can see in the image above, you must check Clipboard history and then Sync across devices . Here, too, you need to sign in to your account to complete the syncing process between your Windows and Android device.
The SwiftKey support page also points out that Cloud Clipboard is the latest thing Displays the copy you have and after one hour it completely clears the clipboard memory. Your last copied text is also displayed in the word prediction section on the keyboard, allowing the user to quickly paste it into their text on the phone.
You have concerns. We must say that according to the description of the program itself, the history of the clipboard is apparently encrypted and nothing is stored in the application data centers. So although the whole process is done through the Cloud, no data is displayed to the other person and there is no need to worry about this. How reliable these statements are now is a matter of which we are unaware.
Microsoft has had the idea of a clipboard in mind since 2017, and if you look closely, we have not seen such a feature in older Windows. But over time, this feature was added to Windows and is one of the most useful features of this operating system and various devices in general. Unfortunately, at the moment SwiftKey only allows syncing between Android and Windows devices, and the support page does not say anything about iOS. We'll have to wait and see when iPhone users who use this keyboard as their default keyboard can take advantage of this amazing feature.
Source: The Verge