June 25, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google may soon add a new Nearby Share button to Android 13’s clipboard overlay.
  • The button will presumably allow you to transfer text or images from one device to another via Nearby Share.
  • The clipboard overlay is enabled by default in Android 13’s first beta.

Google appears to be making it easier to share text in Android 13’s clipboard overlay with multiple devices, as evidenced by a new discovery by Esper technical editor Mishaal Rahman.

The new interface will let you copy text or images from one device and transfer them to another with a few taps, assuming it makes it to a final release. According to Rahman’s Esper blog post (opens in new tab), the new feature surfaced in the latest version of Google Play Services. 

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