Google Introduces an Easier Way to Copy and Paste Email Addresses on Android

The latest feature could be under A-B testing as some users are getting it while others are not.


  • Gmail offers an new buttons that make copying and pasting email addresses.
  • The latest feature could be under A-B testing.
  • The feature appears to be rolling out to Gmail users with a server-side update.

Google has introduced an easier way to copying and pasting email addresses easier than before for Android app.

The new features were first spotted by Android Police, who shared the screenshots about the updates. When composing an Email for Android, users will now just need to tap on an Email address to access the Copy and Remove options.

When you long-press on any email address in the To, Cc, or Bcc fields and its associated name will appear with new two new buttons. The first will copy the text, the second will clear that address.

The copy button copies the email address to the clipboard, allowing you to paste it into another field. On the other hand, the new remove button lets you clear the selected email address from a field.

Steps to copy and paste email address:-

  • Open Gmail on your Android device.
  • Enter an email address in either To, CC, or BCC field.
  • Tab long-press on email address and you’ll see a menu called “Copy” and “Remove”
  • Select “Copy” in this menu to copy the selected email address to your clipboard.
  • To remove the email address from the field, tap “Remove” in the menu.


[Image: Android Police]

The old version of this behavior requires a long-press and a pop-up to copy.


The new behavior doesn’t appear to be contingent upon a specific version of the Gmail app, so we’re guessing it’s a server-side change.

The latest feature could be under A-B testing as some users are getting it while others are not.

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