Thanks to Chrome browser, you can copy content on your computer and paste it on your Android Smartphone or tablet. In this tutorial, we will explain the necessary steps that you should follow to perform this easy functionality.
How to copy and paste text from Chrome on PC to Android?
First and foremost, we must mention that this option can be activated only on the standard version of Chrome via the system of “flags”.
- The first step is to go through your Chrome browser. Double click on the three dots arranged vertically at the top right of the browser and enter the Settings. Then go to Help> About Google Chrome to check the version installed on your device and download the latest stable update available.
- Also, make sure you’re signed in to the same Google Account on the Smartphone (or tablet) and on the PC.
- After that, go to Settings> Google and you> Google Services / Synchronization on the two devices. This step serves to confirm that the options for synchronizing account information are activated.
- You can activate this functionality from a special menu which you can access by entering the command chrome: // flags in the browser’s URL bar.
- In the search bar “Search Flags”, type “clipboard”. In the “Available” tab, three flags are displayed: “Enables the remote copy feature to receive messages”, “Enable shared clipboard feature signals to be handled” and “Raw Clipboard”. Select them all as “Enabled” instead of “Default”.
Now restart Chrome.
All what you have to do now is to take advantage of the clipboard between platforms.
- You can now select text with the mouse and right-click to open the context menu. You should now have a new option: “Copy to [Name of your phone]”. Left click on it.
- On your Smartphone, you receive a “Text shared by [Name of your computer] / Copied to clipboard” notification.
- You can then paste wherever you want on your mobile the text copied from your computer. Just do as usual: long press on the screen and “Paste”. Chrome acts as an intermediary, but you can paste the text into any application.
Here we go. Similarly, this feature is not only available on Chrome, but also on browsers using the Chromium rendering engine. You only need to be logged into your Google account with this third-party browser, otherwise the operation is identical (you must also activate the flags). We successfully performed the test on Vivaldi for example.