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How to copy photos from the gallery on Android phones | System Tools

Copying image to the clipboard on an Android phone is not possible only with the native applications of the system. To copy and paste a photo from the gallery, users of Google's system must download and install Swiftkey, Microsoft's virtual keyboard that makes it easier to copy images on Android.

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The app has the "Collection" tool, which gives access to the photos in the gallery and makes it possible to paste them, from the keyboard, in another service, such as in some social network. Swiftkey is available for Android and iPhone (iOS), and can be used by various models with the Google system, such as Samsung or Xiaomi phones. See in the following tutorial how to copy photo on Android and paste the image in another application.

Swiftkey allows you to copy and paste images from the Android gallery Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo Swiftkey allows you to copy and paste images from the Android gallery Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo

Swiftkey allows you to copy and paste images from the Android gallery Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo

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How to copy and paste photos on Android

Step 1. Download and install Swiftkey from the Play Store. When opening the home page of the application, tap on "activate Swiftkey" to manage your phone's keyboard. In the settings, activate the switch next to the Swiftkey;

Configure Swiftkey on your Android phone Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo Configure Swiftkey on your Android phone Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Configure Swiftkey on your Android phone Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Step 2. Back to the app, tap on "select Swiftkey" and check the app in the window that appears next;

Activate the Swiftkey keyboard on the cell phone Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo Activate the Swiftkey keyboard on the cell phone Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Activate the Swiftkey keyboard on the cell phone Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Step 3. Now, check "get better predictions" to complete the configuration. Touch "now on" to skip the Swiftkey login step. The keyboard is now installed and ready to be used on Android;

Disable Swiftkey login to proceed Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo Disable Swiftkey login to proceed Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Disable Swiftkey login to proceed Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Step 4. Open the application in which you want to paste the image from the phone's gallery. For example, on WhatsApp, just tap on the text bar to display the keyboard. Then, touch the pin icon on the bottom bar of the Swiftkey;

Open an application, such as WhatsApp, to paste the image on Android Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo Open an application, such as WhatsApp, to paste the image on Android Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Open an application, such as WhatsApp, to paste the image on Android Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Step 5. In the "collection" section, tap on the camera icon to add photos to the keyboard. Swiftkey displays photos from your phone's gallery. Select the desired image;

Access the photos from the gallery through Swiftkey Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo Access the photos from the gallery through Swiftkey Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Access the photos from the gallery through Swiftkey Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Step 7. The photo will be displayed on the keyboard. Then press the blue button at the bottom right to paste the photo on WhatsApp. The messenger displays the image in full size to confirm sending in the conversation. Select the shipping option;

Choose the photo and send it by WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo Choose the photo and send it by WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Choose the photo and send it by WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

Step 8. The photo pasted in the cell phone gallery appears in the WhatsApp conversation.

The image appears glued to the conversation on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo The image appears glued to the conversation on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

The image appears glued to the conversation on WhatsApp Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo

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