When writing on Android, such as YouTube comments, I sometimes need to change word orders or paste words. Cutting an existing word is easy: just long press the word and then select "Cut". But I have been having difficulties in pasting the test at the right position.

For example, let's say that I have copied "vicious" in the clipboard, and I want to paste it into an existing sentence "I saw a dog." between "a" and "dog". If I try to long-press the space between "a" and "dog", the word "dog" gets selected. I can then select "Paste", but then the current selection gets replaced by it, which is not what I want. I cannot find anyway to past a word without selecting anything.

I am using Gboard (Google Keyboard).

  • Put some soaces between the words, then long-press and paste. Commented Feb 13, 2019 at 19:11
  • Thank you for the workaround. And for the Irfan View. Commented Feb 14, 2019 at 3:17

1 Answer 1

  1. Select the Google symbol in the top left of Gboard.

Gboard menu

  1. Select the -I-.

Gboard other menu

  1. Use the arrows to move the cursor where you want to paste the word. Select paste.

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