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Microsoft plans to upgrade copy and paste in Edge and Chrome for Windows 11

Microsoft and Google’s web browsers are getting new clipboard features.

Microsoft plans to upgrade copy and paste in Edge and Chrome for Windows 11

Microsoft appears to be considering a massive upgrade of how you copy and paste in its Edge web browser in Windows 11. It also intends to implement changes that might also affect Google’s rival Chrome browser.

Windows Latest reports that Microsoft is collaborating with Google on a feature dubbed ‘Pickling Clipboard,’ which might significantly improve Edge and Chrome’s clipboard capabilities, allowing you to copy and paste a wider range of file formats. This might be extremely handy for those who use web applications to upload and exchange data. Web apps are interactive webpages that behave similarly to programs you install on your PC.

You will be able to copy a wide range of files to websites and web apps from within the browser by using either your mouse or keyboard shortcuts, improving the way we interact with websites much easier.

According to an update on the Chrome Platform Status website, the new feature could come to Google Chrome 98 and Microsoft Edge 98.

Since copying and pasting is one of the most common things a person does at work, it may provide a number of benefits that will allow people to save time and be more productive at work.

Microsoft also guarantees that the data you copy and paste will be consistent with security requirements, and that no corruption or data loss will occur.

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What’s particularly satisfying about this is that Microsoft’s efforts to improve copying and pasting aren’t limited to its Edge web browser. It appears that it will also be available in Google’s competitor Chrome browser.

This is because both Edge and Chrome now use the same web engine – Chromium – which is the essential component of a web browser that displays websites. Since Microsoft switched Edge to Chromium, we’ve seen a growing number of Microsoft-designed features make their way into both browsers, and more collaboration between Microsoft and Google.

This is wonderful for customers since it provides them more options for which browser to use, as they will not miss out on features and upgrades if they continue with Chrome. Google’s product is still by far the most popular web browser in the world, so it doesn’t harm Microsoft to add capabilities like enhanced copy and paste to boost the efficiency of its online apps for Chrome users.

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