How to copy and paste on Android

Are you trying to figure out How to copy and paste on Android? Want to learn how to copy and paste text, document, files, images on android, or social media? Can’t seem to understand how to copy the whole text? New update left you searching for copy-paste text? We got the perfect guide for you. Learn how to copy and paste on different platforms with step-by-step instructions.

Got stuck? See our illustrations to figure it out. Even learn how to copy and paste images on popular social media platforms. We got you covered on social media platforms such as Whatsapp, Instagram, Snapchat. Even learn how to copy and paste on Gmail for your official work and meetings.

So you want to copy and paste something, whether it may be your text or email or images. No matter the case, we got you covered in our article on how to copy and paste something in android.

How to copy and paste on Android
How to copy and paste on Android?

Now note that there are different sections in the article, si if you are not sure then use the content table.

How to copy and paste text on Android?

  1. Choose which text you want to copy.
  2. Tap and hold on the text for about 3 seconds.
  1. Now tap and drag along the text you want to copy which will be highlighted in blue or red color. (note that if you want to select all text then there will be an option “select all”)
How to copy and paste text?
How to copy and paste text?
  1. Once done tap on a copy.
How to copy and paste text?
  1. Now go to the place you want to copy text to, open that app.
  2. Once done, tap and hold for about 3 seconds, wait for “Paste” to appear. Keep in mind that there may be two options “Paste as plain text” and “Paste as formatted text”.
Paste as formatted text
Paste as formatted text

See our video below:

How to copy a link?

Now if you want to share a link for either a document or a YouTube video, you need to copy the address of the web page. Now you will either get an option to copy the link or have to copy your self. We will show you how you can achieve it.

Follow these steps:

  1. Find the link you want to copy, from the browser.
  2. Tap and hold the link you want to copy.
  3. Tap on “copy”.
How to copy a link on android?
How to copy a link on android?
tap on copy
  1. Open the app or place where you want to paste the link.
  2. Tap, hold and select “Paste” where you want to paste the link
  3. You can even share a link to other people by copying its text from the address bar. To copy the URL of a website, simply tap and hold to copy.
  4. Open new tap on crome.
  5. Tap and hold for 3 seconds, wait for “Paste” to appear and then tap on paste.
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How to copy-paste images using File Manager

You will be having more difficulty while copying images to the clipboard as, unlike text, you can not paste it anywhere without proper image support. Even many apps don’t allow you to copy and paste images to the clipboard. In such cases, you may be stuck with no clue as to what to do.

Now it is best to use apps from Google Play Store as they will support the copy and paste functionality. Now download any file manager and use it for copying any of the pictures you want. Note that you can share your images also as some apps don’t allow you to copy and paste images at all.

  1. Open the File Manager app and allow it the necessary permission.
  2. Go to the Images folder and look for the image you want to copy.
How to copy-paste images using File Manager
How to copy-paste images using File Manager
  1. Long press the image
  2. Tap on the three dots icon at the top right corner.
tap on the three dots icon at the top right corner->share
  1. Navigate to the folder where you want to paste the image.
  2. Tap on the move to paste the image.

How to copy-paste a document

Step 1) Open the document from which you want to copy text and drag.

How to copy-paste a document on android
How to copy-paste a document

Step 2) Press Ctrl + C.

Step 3) Open a new document.

Step 4) Press Ctrl + V.

Press Ctrl + V
Press Ctrl + V

How to copy and paste on android chrome

It is fairly simple to copy and paste on the android chrome. Just follow these simple steps to achieve it.

Step 1) Open the page from which you want to copy.

Step 2) Tap and hold for “Copy” to appear.

How to copy and paste on android chrome
How to copy and paste on android chrome

Step 3) Open the application you want to paste in, tap and hold for “Paste” to appear.

How to copy and paste on android tv box

There is no way to copy and paste text on android Tv as the input is via remote. And TV remote doesn’t support tap and drag feature. We would suggest you use the voice as input. Or if your TV support mouse, then you can technically use the feature.

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How to copy-paste images on social apps?

Now if you want to share images on any social networking platform, then copying images to the clipboard is not an option. You need to start sharing images instead of copying them. For example, if you want to share an image on WhatsApp then you can not copy and paste them.

Whenever you open any image, there will be a share icon available on the screen. This will allow you to share images on multiple platforms, from Instagram and Facebook to g-mail. This allows you to easily share images without much of a hassle like back in the day, where you need to save image in your clipboard then open a separate app to paste and send it. And if you are in an app like WhatsApp, there will be a media button(clipboard pin) to share an image directly from the app. Most apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, etc provides this feature.

In this guide, we will be using some popular social media applications to demonstrate how you can achieve the same. Just follow the steps with us and you will be an image sharing professional in no time.

For WhatsApp

Step 1) Open WhatsApp and open the chat you want to share the image on.

Step 2) Tap on the clip icon near to the camera icon on the text bar.

How to copy-paste images on social apps?

Step 3) Tap on the Camera or Gallery icon and choose the image you want to share.

Tap on the Camera or Gallery icon

Step 4) Choose the image you want to share with other people.

Choose the image you want to share with other people

Step 5) Tap on the green send icon.

Tap on the green send icon.

Note: Same method as mentioned above for text to copy on android will work for Whatsapp

For Snapchat

Step 1) Open the Snapchat application.

Step 2) Tap on the message icon to open chats.

How to copy-paste images on Snapchat
How to copy-paste images on Snapchat

Step 3) Open the chat of the person you want to share images with.

Step 4) Tap on the images (two) icon.

tap on the images (two) icon

Step 5) Select the image and tap on the send icon.

tap on the send icon

For Instagram

Step 1) Open the Instagram application.

Step 2) Open the chat in DM.

How to copy-paste images on instagram
How to copy-paste images on instagram

Step 3) Tap on the image icon on the text bar. 

Step 4) Choose the image you want to share.

Step 5) Tap on the send icon.

Tap on the send icon

For Bluetooth

Step 1) Switch on the Bluetooth from the Quick Access panel.

How to copy-paste on bluetooth
How to copy-paste on Bluetooth

Step 2)  Open Gallery and select the image you want to send.

Step 3) Tap on the share icon and tap on the Bluetooth icon.

click on share icon

Step 4) Select the device you want to send the image on.

choose Bluetooth device

For Gmail

Step 1) Open Gmail and tap on the compose icon.

How to copy-paste on Gmail
How to copy-paste on gmail

Step 2) Tap on the clip icon on the top-right of the screen.

clip icon

Step 3) Go to storage and choose the image you want to send.

attach file

Step 4) Tap for few second to popup select option, after selecting the text you will see copy option. Click on copy

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Step 5) Now hold you fingure tip where you want to paste, you will see two paste option

  1. Paste: paste as it is.
  2. Paste as plain text: paste unformatted text
how-to-copy-paste-in-gmail

How to copy and paste image on Instagram story

What you can do with this trick:

  • Add any images you would like on your Instagram’s story. Maybe a photograph, a polaroid frame, an image, sticky tapes, a screenshot, etc.
  • Create quick collages without using another app to edit the Instagram story.

Imagination is the limit when it comes to this Instagram feature.

How to copy and paste image on Facebook

Now sharing an image on Facebook is a little typical, but not too hard. We will show you how to achieve it with a few simple steps. We would suggest you open a Facebook application on your PC or laptop before attempting it.

Step 1) Open the Facebook page or account which contains the picture you want to copy.

Step 2) Right-click on the image and click on “Open in new tab” to maintain the high resolution of the image.

How to copy and paste image on Facebook

Step 3) Right-click the picture and select “Copy Image” from the pop-up menu.

Step 4) Or you can right click and click on “Save image”. Navigate to the folder you want to save your images on and click on “save”.

save image as
save image as
save

Note that you can save the picture directly also, skipping step 2. But the resulting quality may be too low for your purpose.

Conclusion

So we learned how to copy and paste for text along with how to share Images with ease. We showed you how easy it is to share Images on social media platforms along with Gmail. Keep in mind that you need to learn sharing feature as you can not copy and paste images on all platforms and applications. Also you need to learn new format for copy and pasting images as it will be good in long run.

That’s said, hope you learned the How to copy and paste on Android from our article and we hope to hear more from you. If you are facing any problem then check out our video on the same topic.

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