What is a clipboard on Snapchat?


An image of the clipboard option on Snapchat

Recently, numerous Snapchat users have observed an unfamiliar message stating "Copied to clipboard" appearing within the app, particularly after taking screenshots of a Snap or Story. This has sparked curiosity about the clipboard feature.

Whenever Snapchat introduces a new update or feature, it often leaves users scratching their heads in confusion. This has been the case with various elements in the past, such as the flashing text and the mysterious green dot on the interface.

In this guide, we will uncover all there is to know about the clipboard feature on Snapchat, including what it is used for, what it means, and how you can access it. But before that, make sure you are aware of the removal of the Multi Snap feature from the app.

What is a clipboard on Snapchat?

A clipboard on Snapchat is a feature of an operating system that temporarily stores copied content, such as text, images, or links. Users can then paste this content into another location within the same or a different application. It serves as a convenient tool for transferring data without the need for re-entry or duplication.

To use the clipboard functionality on Snapchat, you must initially need to grant the app access to your device's clipboard, permission not automatically provided by the operating system. Open Snapchat's settings, look for "Permissions" under "Additional Services," and then tap "Tap to enable" next to Clipboard to permit it.

What does "Copied to clipboard" mean on Snapchat?

The message "Copied to clipboard" on Snapchat, or any other application, indicates that the selected text or item has been temporarily stored in your device's clipboard. The clipboard is a feature of the operating system that allows data (such as text, images, URLs, etc.) to be temporarily saved and then pasted elsewhere.

A "Copied to clipboard" message on Snapchat
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When you see "Copied to clipboard" on Snapchat, it means you have successfully copied something, like a text message, or a photo. You can then paste that copied item into another message, a search bar, or any other app that accepts input, allowing for easy sharing or saving of information without having to type it out manually.

User feedback suggests that Snapchat displays the "Copied to clipboard" message primarily when a screenshot is taken of a friend's Snap or a posted Story. This function seamlessly saves the screenshot to the clipboard, allowing for direct sharing through pasting, bypassing the need to upload it as a separate image.

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