According to some recent reports, Google tests Copyless Paste feature in Chrome for Android that will use your Chrome usage data to enhance the experience in other apps. The new feature is reportedly available for the browser’s version 59 and later.
Users can enable Copyless Paste feature for Android under Chrome’s flags section namely chrome://flags. As the name implies, Copyless Paste feature automatically copies useful information and suggests it for pasting in the app where that information might be relevant. As per 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.”
Data is only stored locally and is never sent to the search engine Google. The new feature is quite similar to Apple’s keyboard suggestions, most commonly seen in address fields.
Well, it’s not the first time Google is making amendments in Chrome. A few years back, the company made various tweaks in Chrome for Windows as well as in its iOS version.
With new enhancements in the web browser, users can now easily use proxy server in Chrome for Windows and scan QR codes in Chrome for iOS. And now, the tech giant is going to introduce a new feature baptized Copyless Paste in the Android version of Google Chrome.
It is also being reported that Google has been working on Copyless Paste feature in Chrome for Android since February. However, the feature is currently in its testing phase and expected to arrive in the next few months, making its debut on Chrome 60 running on Android OS. At present, the latest version is Chrome 58 for Android.
Reports further add that the Copyless Paste feature in Chrome won’t work in the incognito mode. Lower-end devices also seem to miss out on the new feature, reports note.
Separately, Google lately launched the Android O Developer Preview revealing some new features of the upcoming OS. It’s also possible that the new Copyless Paste in Chrome will show up more widely in Android O once it’s officially released this year.