How to use Gmail's new ‘copy address’ popup menu

Google recently made copying and removing email addresses a lot easer on its Gmail app for Android. Here's how you can start using it right away.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Mar 14 2021, 06:22 PM IST
Here's how to quickly copy and paste email addresses on Gmail for Android.
Here's how to quickly copy and paste email addresses on Gmail for Android. (Yogas Design/Unsplash)

Google has always allowed users to copy or paste email addresses on its Gmail app for Android, which used to be quite a difficult task. This was never an easy task - because selecting the email properly was extremely difficult and was only fixed in a recent update.

Instead of long-pressing an email address and hoping it allows you to copy the text, you can now simply tap an email address which should pop up a new two-button popup menu, with the options Copy and Remove which are also denoted by icons. We had reported about this feature appearing last week.

The older version of Gmail required a user to long press an address after it was entered and then tap the pop-up option. 
The older version of Gmail required a user to long press an address after it was entered and then tap the pop-up option.  (Android Police)

If you’re on the latest version of Gmail for Android you should be able to access the new system of copying and pasting email addresses with just a tap, although it seems to be enabled via a “server-side” update, so you’ll get it when Google turns the feature on (for you) at their end.

Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store and update your Gmail app.

Step 2: Open the updated Gmail app from your phone’s home screen or app drawer.

Step 3: Tap the Compose button to open the new message window.

Step 4: Now type in an email address in any of the recipient’s fields.

Step 5: Once you’ve entered the address, tap one of the recipients and the new pop-up menu should show up.

Step 6: You can either tap ‘Copy’ or ‘Remove’ from the new menu.

Here's what the new popup menu looks like on our device, and it opens with just a tap of your fingers. 
Here's what the new popup menu looks like on our device, and it opens with just a tap of your fingers.  (HT Tech)

The new copy feature will be especially handy for users who want to move a contact from one field to another or simply replace it with another contact. It will certainly help to make things easier when one is in a hurry and wants to quickly move an address from the To field to the CC field, or even to the BCC field, so give it a go as the feature should be available right away.

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First Published Date: 14 Mar, 06:22 PM IST
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