Back in March it was reported that Google was apparently testing out a feature for Android that would save users a couple of steps when it comes to copying and pasting text. This was done by predicting what users wanted to copy and it would then offer up suggestions, and given how finicky copying/pasting is on mobile, it sounded like a great idea.


The good news is that if you thought that was a cool feature, you’ll be pleased to learn that in a report from VentureBeat, it seems that Google has already started to test out the feature in Chrome for Android. The feature is dubbed “Copyless Paste” and according to the flag’s description, “If you looked at a restaurant website and switched to the Maps app, the keyboard would offer the name of that restaurant as a suggestion to enter into the search bar.”

According to the report from VentureBeat, it seems that this feature in its current state won’t work when using incognito tabs for in Chrome Canary for Android, but given that incognito mode is meant to protect your privacy, we guess it makes sense. It also seems that lower-end devices won’t be able to take advantage of the feature but we can’t be sure why that is.

If you are using Chrome Canary on your Android device, you can try to enable the feature in chrome://flags but as VentureBeat notes, turning it on might not necessarily do anything for now. We’re not sure if and when Google will eventually introduce it into Chrome or Android in general, but it looks like it is currently in the works so hopefully not too long.

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