Microsoft’s Swiftkey Beta app for Android has just received support for cloud clipboard syncing, allowing users to sync their clipboard history across Android and Windows 10 devices. The clipboard sync feature is now live in SwiftKey Beta version 18.104.22.168 (via Android Police).
If you are using SwiftKey Beta on Android, you will need to open the app’s settings and then head to Rich input >> Clipboard section. Finally, enable the “Sync clipboard history” toggle button and then sign in with your Microsoft account (if you haven’t done it yet) to sync the clipboard with Windows 10 devices.
To enable cloud syncing on the desktop, head over to Settings >> System >> Clipboard section. Then, enable the “Clipboard history” and “Sync across devices” toggles. Once that’s done, you should now be able to sync your clipboard history across devices. The feature also supports the “Windows + V” keyboard shortcut on Windows 10.
It is worth noting that the Cloud Clipboard syncing experience will only sync the most recent copied item on the prediction bar, and it will keep clipboard history for about an hour. Moreover, the feature currently supports Microsoft Accounts (Hotmail.com or Outlook.com), and the company says that all the clipboard history will be encrypted.
Currently, the feature is available on SwiftKey Beta version 7.8.5 and above, and it requires users to be running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or newer. This capability is only available for beta testers, and it’s unclear when the feature will make its way to the stable version of SwiftKey on Android.
You can download SwiftKey Beta for Android on the Google Play Store to try out the new feature right now. Will the new cloud clipboard syncing support make SwiftKey Beta on Android more useful for you? Let us know in the comments below.