Google could copy one of the controversial privacy-focused features that Apple introduced from iOS 14, in the Android 12 update. According to recently leaked footage from developer XDA, Android could release similar functionality to iOS tags that notify users when an application accesses their clipboard.
As on other occasions, this time Google will also end up following in Apple’s footsteps. As the screenshots show, the new feature will be available, but Unlike iOS14 and iPadOS 14, it will be optional
Android copies back to iOS
With iOS 14, Apple introduced a small banner at the top of iPhones and iPads that notifies users when an app is accessing content on their clipboard. The clipboard access notification was well received by users and forced popular apps like TikTok and Reddit to fix what they called “bugs” and remove secret access to clipboard data. user papers.
Google’s new “Show clipboard access” privacy setting will be available at Settings> Privacy. It is a small further change, to the measures that started from Android 10 with blocking access to the clipboard in the background. As of Android 10, apps can no longer read clipboard content if they are not in the foreground or set as the default keyboard app. However, if the app is in the foreground, it can continue to read the clipboard as before.