This is pretty awesome. Microsoft has unveiled a new cloud clipboard service today at the company’s Build conference in Seattle. The new cloud-powered clipboard will let Windows 10 PC users copy content from an app and paste it on mobile devices like an iPhone or Android handset.
Behind this functionality, Microsoft’s Swiftkey keyboard is at work. The feature is very similar to Apple’s own Universal Clipboard but it isn’t limited to its own ecosystem. Microsoft’s cloud clipboard is designed to work across Windows, iOS, and Android.
While demonstrating the functionality, Microsoft showed a person looking at an address within PowerPoint on a Surface Studio, who then simply copies the address and pastes it into Google Maps on their Samsung Galaxy S8 without having to do anything else.
Another important feature about the Microsoft Cloud Clipboard is that it will also let you access previous things you’ve copied, so you’re no longer limited to one thing at a time.
Cloud Clipboard will be available later this year in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.