Introduced last year, Gboard’s clipboard suggestions feature is an elegant way to quickly paste pictures, text, and passwords from the clipboard without having to long-press on the input field. But the software giant has not provided a way to turn it off so far. With the latest Gboard beta, you can turn off clipboard suggestions in Gboard, and you’ll learn how to do that in this article.
Turn off Clipboard Suggestions in Gboard
Note: The ability to disable clipboard suggestions is limited to Gboard beta 10.3 as of this writing. However, we can expect Google to make the transition to the stable version of Gboard in the future.
one. Sign up for the Gboard beta and update the app to the latest version available in the Google Play Store. Once updated, Open Gboard’s settings and tap on the Clipboard option. On this page, You will see a toggle titled ‘Show recently copied text and images in suggestion bar’. The toggle will be enabled by default. All you have to do is disable this toggle and that’s it.
2. The image below shows what you get before (left) and after (right) disabling clipboard suggestions. If you’ve never been a fan of clipboard suggestions and want an option to disable it, getting rid of clipboard suggestions is just a pass.
Disable Gboard Clipboard Suggestions
This is how you can disable clipboard suggestions in Gboard. While I personally find such recommendations helpful given their ease of use, I can understand how they may not be suitable for every Gboard user. Also, having the option to disable a feature is always welcome, and it’s good to see Gboard’s development team bring this small but useful change. For more such tips, be sure to check out our article on the best Gboard tips and tricks.