Clipboard.writeText()

The Clipboard interface's writeText() property writes the specified text string to the system clipboard. Text may be read back using either read() or readText().

The "clipboard-write" permission of the Permissions API, is granted automatically to pages when they are in the active tab.

Note: Browser support for the asynchronous clipboard APIs is still in the process of being implemented. Be sure to check the compatibility table as well as Clipboard availability in Clipboard for more information.

Syntax

var promise = navigator.clipboard.writeText(newClipText)

Parameters

newClipText
The DOMString to be written to the clipboard.

Return value

A Promise which is resolved once the clipboard's contents have been updated. The promise is rejected if the caller does not have permission to write to the clipboard.

Example

This example sets the clipboard's contents to the string "<empty clipboard>".

navigator.clipboard.writeText("<empty clipboard>").then(function() {
  /* clipboard successfully set */
}, function() {
  /* clipboard write failed */
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Clipboard API and events
The definition of 'writeText()' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
writeTextChrome Full support 66Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 63
Notes
Full support 63
Notes
Notes Writing to the clipboard is available without permission in secure contexts and browser extensions, but only from user-initiated event callbacks. Browser extensions with the "clipboardWrite" permission can write to the clipboard at any time.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 53Safari Full support 13.1WebView Android Full support 66Chrome Android Full support 66Firefox Android Full support 63
Notes
Full support 63
Notes
Notes Writing to the clipboard is available without permission in secure contexts and browser extensions, but only from user-initiated event callbacks. Browser extensions with the "clipboardWrite" permission can write to the clipboard at any time.
Opera Android Full support 47Safari iOS Full support 13.4Samsung Internet Android Full support 9.0

Legend

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Full support
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No support
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

See also