Sending a screenshot typically requires a number of steps, such as capturing it, locating it on the Gallery app, and using either Bluetooth or Messaging apps to send it. What if we told you there was another way of sharing screenshots on Android that only required a quick copy and paste? Here, we show you how to use the Gboard app to easily share screenshots on Android.
Share Screenshots Using Gboard on Android
Gboard is one of the best, feature-rich keyboard apps for Android devices. It has all the customization options and provides a smooth user experience to the user.
Notably, if you also happen to use Gboard on your Android device, then you are in luck because there is a hidden option in Gboard that allows you to share screenshots by copying and pasting them.
Apparently, you can save the screenshots on the Gboard clipboard on your phone. It makes it easy for the user to access the copied screenshot from the clipboard and share it with others later. Here are the steps that you need to follow to use Gboard to easily copy/paste screenshots and share them with others on Android.
1. Install the latest beta version (10.5.04.367007960 or newer) of the Gboard app from the Google Play Store. Make sure you are enrolled in the beta program. Alternatively, you can download the latest beta app from APK Mirror.
2. Open the Gboard app on your Android device in any of your favorite apps, such as WhatsApp.
3. Tap on the “Clipboard” icon at the top of the Gboard keyboard menu. If the menu bar doesn’t show the “Clipboard” icon, you need to tap the three-dot icon and choose the “Clipboard” option from there.
4. Gboard will show you a message that lets you copy text and images and keeps them for one hour. Simply hit the “Turn on Clipboard” button.
5. Make sure you have given Gboard access to your device storage. This will enable Gboard to show photos on the clipboard.
6. When you take a screenshot, it will show up on the “Clipboard” menu. You can simply paste the screenshot from the clipboard and share it on your messaging app.
7. That’s it! You have now shared screenshots on Android effortlessly.
This nifty feature is currently only available for the Gboard beta app and will make it to the stable version in the future. Meanwhile, you can also learn how to make emoji combos with Gboard.