If you’re big into on-the-go productivity — whether responding to emails, finishing homework, or even getting some more serious work done — you’ll already be good friends with the copy-paste feature on Android. Android 13’s update to the clipboard elevates the experience with an interface to edit clipboard content the moment you copy it, making it easy to add or remove information from whatever you copy.
With the new interface, when you highlight and copy text, a pop-up will appear in the screen’s bottom left corner, confirming you’ve copied it and showing you a snippet of the text you copied. Tapping the pop-up opens a full-screen edit interface, where you can use the onscreen keyboard to make any changes to the text, save it to the clipboard, and paste it where you need it.
The new clipboard editing functionality dramatically increases the usefulness of Android’s clipboard, but unfortunately, it isn’t available on all Android skins. One notable manufacturer that seems to have omitted the feature is Samsung. OneUI 5, which brings Android 13 to most of Samsung’s fleet of devices, doesn’t appear to include the updated clipboard, much to the chagrin of many a Redditor.