We’ll start this one with a quick word on how clipboards work across all devices and other apps. Providing an ideal place to store things you find online ready to access again later, the clipboard function is essentially a storage archive which holds onto text and other content types until you are ready to use it.
On Instagram, this kind of feature is – and would be – incredibly useful. Whether it’s a competitor post featuring hashtags that you’d like to replicate, or a great idea for decoration for your own event or celebration, having a quick clipboard function would be great.
But for many reasons, copyright included, Instagram does not have a built-in clipboard.
It does, however, allow you to access your device clipboard to post content and captions that found elsewhere on the internet – so you don’t have to worry about screenshotting websites and retyping quotes or information that you found online.
As you would expect, to copy text online you need to press and hold the screen over that text, highlight that which you want to save, and click ‘Copy’.
You can then ‘Paste’ this into an Instagram caption or story text box with incredible ease.
If you use a computer or desktop device, you can use this same ‘Copy and Paste’ motion to replicate other user’s captions and hashtags. You cannot, however, do this on a mobile device.
We hope this helps, and irons out a few uncertainties around what you can and cannot access via Instagram!