How to copy and paste photos, text, links on Android

Copy and paste is an instrument that comes in handy, not just only on laptops and computers but also on mobile devices. In this guide, we will show you how to copy and paste photos, texts, and links.

copy and paste photos, text, links on Android

The software looks may vary on different Android devices and the buttons and menus shown in this guide might look different on your smartphone, but the basic and fundamental ideas of copy and paste are the same.

How to copy & paste text on Android

  1. First, you need to open the text you want to highlight. Then tap and hold your finger over the text.copy and paste text
  2. Upon doing this, a context menu with a few options will pop up. The highlighted text will also consist of handles that you can use to drag to select more text.copy and paste text
  3. Once you have selected the text, tap Copy from the menu.copy and paste text
  4. After that, you need to find a text box to paste the text. A messaging app, notes app, Google Search bar, etc can be used for this purpose.
  5. Tap and hold when you wish to enter text. This will bring a context menu again however, this time there will be an additional option of Paste. copy and paste text

How to copy & paste links on Android

The process of copying and pasting links works in the same way as it does with text. You could either be a link on a webpage, an app, or the URL in the address bar of your browser.

In case, you are using the Google Chrome browser, it is as simple as tapping the URL in the address bar.

  1. You will see a Copy icon appear, tap it to copy the URL.copy and paste address  copy and paste address
  2. If you wish to copy a link from an app or webpage, tap and hold the link.copy and paste address
  3. After the pop-up menu comes, select Copy Link Address.copy and paste address
  4. To paste the URL, you need to find a text box. It can be in a messaging app or any other app. Tap and hold the desired area where you want to enter the URL, it will bring up a menu and you can select Paste to enter the URL.

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How to copy & paste pictures on Android

Copy and pasting pictures is not supported in every app, and it may vary on different Android versions as well. However, it works best in the Google Chrome browser.copy and paste image

  1. First, select Copy Image from the pop-up menu.copy and paste imagePlease note, you will also see the option to Download Image, which will save the image to your phone directly, and is a far more reliable way of sharing a picture.
  2. The next step would be to find a text box. This works best with messaging apps. Tap and hold in a text box to bring up the menu.copy and paste image
  3. Finally, select Paste from the menu.copy and paste image

We hope this guide was helpful for you!

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Usman has been playing games for as long as he can remember. He is an editor at iThinkDifferent and writes about games, Apple news, hardware, productivity guides, and more. When not writing for iTD, Usman loves to play competitive Team Fortress 2, spends time honing his football skills, and watches superhero movies.