How does the Clipboard work with SwiftKey Keyboard for Android?

  1. What is the Clipboard?
  2. How to use the Clipboard
  3. How to use Shortcuts with Clipboard

1 - What is the SwiftKey Clipboard?

When typing with SwiftKey Keyboard for Android, you have the option to copy text and save it for later use. This could be for a quick copy/paste job or something longer form like an email or social media update. Whatever the case, it works for a short term or long term saving of text selections on your phone.

2 - Using the Clipboard

Next we'll guide you through all of the Clipboard's useful functions.

Copy text to your Clipboard

There are two ways to copy text.

Tap into a text field, highlight the text you want copied and select 'Copy'.


  1. Open Toolbar by pressing the '+' icon
  2. Tap on the 'Clipboard' followed by the 'pencil' icon
  3. Click + to add a new clip<
  4. Type your text into the 'Clip content' field. Tap 'Save'

How to copy text to your Clipboard

Paste from your Clipboard

  1. Open Toolbar by pressing the '+' icon
  2. Tap the Clipboard icon. This is where you'll find your saved clips
  3. Tap on a clip to paste into your text field

How to delete Clipboard contents

From the Clipboard itself, a quick swipe left or right will delete a saved clip. This can be reversed by tapping 'Undo' immediately after.

Manage your saved clips

Your clips can be pinned to the top of your Clipboard by selecting the pin icon to the right of each selection. Pin copied clips to stop them expiring after 1 hour.

You can also reorder your clips by long-pressing and dragging up or down in the list.


3 - How to use Shortcuts with SwiftKey Keyboard

This feature allows you to create a shortcut to any phrase you've saved on the Clipboard. So if you tire of typing out your address why not add it as a shortcut instead? It doesn't need to be limited to that, use it for any of your most commonly-used phrases to save even more time.

How to create a Shortcut

  1. Open Toolbar by pressing the '+' icon
  2. Tap on the 'Clipboard' followed by the 'pencil' icon. Any clips you've previously saved will appear here
  3. Tap onto a clip and enter some text into the shortcut field. For example: use something memorable like 'Home1' for your address details. Remember to tap 'Save' when done. 


How to insert a Shortcut

When you type a shortcut your clip content will appear on the prediction bar. Tap on it to insert it into the conversation.

How to edit or delete a Shortcut

  1. Tap into the clip containing the shortcut you wish to remove.
  2. Erase the text in the shortcut field (or replace it with something else). Tap 'Save'.


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