What you can expect from copy and paste on WP7

The big feature in the next Windows Phone 7 update will be the addition of copy and paste. According to a tip received at WMPoweruser, the implementation is being pushed to developer phones and they’ve shared what you can expect when it’s released next month.

Copy and Paste in WP7

A user can tap a word in mail, IE, Word, etc and that word is then highlighted with arrows on both sides. One can then drag to the left or right to include more words. An icon appears above the highlighted word(s) (looks very similar to the copy icon in Office 2010) to copy. Open a new document, once the cursor is set/blinking and the soft keyboard appears, a paste icon (again, looks the same as the paste icon in Office 2010) is shown just above the top row of letters.

In “Messaging”, a user can long press a specific IM which open up the hidden menu that now includes copy. Paste where you wish…

Nothing else has been revealed in the build, but we’ll pass it along if we hear anything.

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