Copy paste functionality on Android is basic, just as it is on other operating systems. Android devices have a powerful framework for copying and pasting. The frameworks support complex and simple data types, including text and binary stream data, complex data structures, text strings and application assets.
Complex data is stored as a reference that the pasting app resolves with while simple text data are stored directly to the clipboard. Copy and paste functionality can work within an app and also between apps which implement the framework.
- Find the text you want to copy and make sure it is one the screen. You do not need any fancy application to do this, so if it is a text from a site, you will only need to open the web page.
- Press and hold on the text.
- Your device will show a highlighted area of what is set to, to be copied.
- On the menu that appears, tap copy.
- Press and hold in the space you would like to paste the text highlighted.
- Tap paste in the menu that appears.
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How to copy paste a link
If you would like to share a link, you can copy it from the address bar of the browser you’re using, or copy the link from the linked text.
Here is how to go about it.
- Find the link address you want to copy paste
- Press and hold the link.
- Click on copy link address
- Tap and hold the space where you would like to paste the link address.
- Click Paste in the menu that appears.
These two methods are mostly applicable in the Android devices running Android Lollipop to Android Nougat. Some of the smartphones with earlier Android version may have different procedures and implementations.
Source: Droid Life
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