How to Use Smart Text Selection in Android Oreo

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Smart Text Selection in Android Oreo
How to Use Smart Text Selection in Android Oreo

When last year Google announced Android O’s new features in its annual conference, it gave users a buzz. The Android O version boasts of many tools that the previous versions didn’t have, among which Smart Text Selection is the name we can’t miss out. This feature is mainly designed to save your time of going into the conventional copy and paste procedure. Check out how!

What is Smart Text Selection and How to Use it?

In the previous Android versions, when you select and copy a text, Android keeps it in the clipboard. You then have to paste the text by going to your desired location or app.

On the other hand, this procedure has got a smart twist in Android Oreo. All you need to do is double tap a text and it will expand as required. Your OS will then detect this highlighted text and present a suggestion of a relevant app in the selection menu. That means you will get an option of a supported app along with the conventional options of cut, copy, and paste when you select a text in Android O.



Let’s understand this with specific examples of apps.

Phone App suggestion

If you select a number, your device will consider it a phone number and hence will suggest you the phone app. Tapping on the app shortcut will take you to the app. There you will see the number already pasted on the dialer. Simply tap the Call icon to place the call. It’s that simple!

Smart Text Selection in Android Oreo-In Phone App

You may also like A Quick Guide to Get Android O on Your Phone Right Now

Google Chrome Suggestion

If it’s a website address that you have highlighted, you get the suggestion of Chrome to direct you to the website in the Chrome app.

Smart Text Selection in Android Oreo-In Phone App-Chrome Suggestion

Gmail App Suggestion

In case you select an email id, your Android Oreo will assume that you wish to send an email. It will provide you with Gmail app suggestion.

Smart Text Selection in Android Oreo-In Phone App-Gmail App

Note: The Smart Text Selection works with only those apps that support this feature. Mainly, these apps include Google apps and Phone app.

Android Oreo doesn’t provide any specific settings for this app. That means you cannot disable this feature in case you don’t like it. And using this feature is pretty easy.

More at NextGeekers: Tips and Tricks to Unlock Cool Features in Android O

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