Google tests pop-up box that suggests you paste what has been saved to the clipboard

Google tests pop-up box that suggests you paste what has been saved to the clipboard
According to Android Police, Google is testing on Pixel 4 models, a pop-up box that suggests that users paste what has been saved to their clipboards when they click on a text-entry field. The suggestions appear regardless if someone is pasting a URL or some random text. And while the pop-up box pasting suggestion works with Gboard's clipboard, it also works with third-party QWERTY keyboards as well. It just doesn't seem to appear consistently.

The pop-ups have the blue paste logo on the left, the clipboard text in the middle with an "X" button on the right to close the suggestion. Android Police says that it seems to show up more often when copying text from one website and then pasting it on another site. Frankly, we haven't seen this yet and it certainly doesn't appear on our Pixel 2 XL running Android 10. It also won't work when pasting inside an app on Chrome.


We see no reason why the pasting suggestion box couldn't eventually make its way to other Pixel models and other Android-powered handsets. It also is a good example of the little things that Google tests on Android from time to time to improve the operating system.

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3 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1546; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Now that’s a feature not like Apple with that camera gimmick called fusion. It’s the same damn picture and it’s something 99% of iPhone users won’t even use or know it’s there. This feature and the call pop up window are true features, innovation on mobile.

2. Fellwalker

Posts: 540; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

This used to be available in Firefox browser. There was an add on called Lazarus which automatically saved text entered into form fields on a Web page. It saved me many times when submitting the form didn't work first time. Lazarus got it all back. Then Mozilla changed its policies and rebuilt Firefox which stopped many many useful add ons from working. So Google has perhaps got engineers who remember how useful that facility is.

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