How to Use Clipboard History in Windows 11?

Clipboard might be one of the most used features in Windows. It’s become so common today to hit Command + C to copy data and followed by Command + V to paste it to other apps. Unfortunately, using this method only the last copied data is available. Every time you do Command + C, the previous data is overwritten. To tackle this limitation, since Windows 10 there is a new feature called Clipboard History that can keep up to 25 entries of data in clipboard.

How to enable Clipboard History?

Go to Settings > System > Clipboard or search for “clipboard settings” with search box in the taskbar. Here you can find the option for enabling the Clipboard History.

Clipboard history is now turned on. You can now close Settings and use the feature in any application.

How to access Clipboard History?

Once you have enabled Clipboard history, you can press Windows+V shortcut to open Clipboard History.


How to clear clipboard data?

On Clipboard History window, click the three dots button at the right top of each entry to show the Delete button. If you wish to clear all the clipboard data, click the Clear all button at the top.

You can also clear all clipboard data from Windows settings, go to Settings > System > Clipboard and look at the Clear clipboard data section. Click the Clear button to clear all clipboard data from memory.

How to share clipboard data to other devices?

Go to Settings > System > Clipboard and look at the Share across your devices section. Click the Get Started button and Windows will then ask you to verify your account by email or phone number. Complete the verification process and the option to share clipboard data will be available as shown below.

You can configure it to sync data automatically or manually when needed.

Please note that to share your clipboard to other devices, you need to sign in using the same Microsoft account in all devices.