How to Enable or Disable Clipboard Sync Across Devices in Windows 10

Copy paste – it’s something we all do, probably multiple times a day. But what do you do if you need to copy the same few things again and again? How do you copy content across your devices? Starting with Windows 10 build 17666, Microsoft is addressing that and taking the clipboard to the next level – simply press Win+V and you’ll be presented with a brand-new clipboard experience.

Not only can you can paste from the clipboard history, but you can also pin the items you find yourself using all the time. This history is roamed using the same technology which powers Timeline and Sets, which means you can access your clipboard across any PC with this build of Windows or higher.

If you turn on sync across devices for your clipboard, Microsoft receives your clipboard data to sync across your devices that you are signed in to with the same Microsoft account. You can select to automatically sync text that I copy, or to never automatically sync text that I copy to be able to manually choose text from clipboard history (Win+V) to sync.

Roamed text on the clipboard is only supported for clipboard content less than 100 kb. Currently, the clipboard history supports plain text, HTML and image less than 1 MB.

If needed, you can set a group policy in Windows 10 to allow (enable) or prevent (disable) users from being able to turn on Clipboard sync across devices for their accounts on the PC. This policy setting determines whether Clipboard contents can be synchronized across devices logged in under the same Microsoft account or Azure AD account.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Clipboard sync across devices feature for all users in Windows 10.

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