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How to Fix WhatsApp Web Copy Paste Not Working

WhatsApp Web is a browser-based extension of the popular messaging app.

It allows users to access their WhatsApp conversations and send messages from a computer.

It syncs with the user’s mobile app, displaying conversations, media, and notifications in real-time.

The web interface enables users to engage in text, voice, and video chats, share files, and manage their contacts.

You can also copy and paste text, photos, and videos on the website.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the copy paste text not working on WhatsApp Web on Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Why is WhatsApp Web copy paste text not working?

WhatsApp Web copy paste text is not working typically because of a caching issue.

Cached data and cookies can lead to a browser-related issue on Chrome or Edge.

If you’re using Chrome, certain browser extensions can interfere with the copy-paste feature.

Check if you have any suspicious or unwanted extensions and remove them.

How to Fix WhatsApp Web Copy Paste Not Working

To fix WhatsApp Web copy paste not working, you can try clearing WhatsApp Web’s cache or using another browser.

You can also try downloading WhatsApp from the Microsoft Store or remove suspicious/unwanted extensions on Chrome.

Method 1: Clear WhatsApp Web’s cache

WhatsApp Web Copy Paste Not Working
  1. On Chrome, click on the three dots on the upper-right corner.
  2. Click on “Settings” and click on “Privacy and security” on the left sidebar.
  3. Select “Site settings” and select “View permissions and data stored across sites”.
  4. Search for “WhatsApp” and click on the trash icon next to it.
  5. Select “Clear” and reopen WhatsApp Web to check if the issue is solved.

Method 2: Use another browser

Go to WhatsApp Web on any of these browsers:

  1. Microsoft Edge: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/download.
  2. Chrome: https://www.google.com/chrome/.
  3. Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/.
  4. Opera: https://www.opera.com/.
  5. Brave: https://brave.com/.

Method 3: Download WhatsApp on the Microsoft Store

  1. Click on the Microsoft Store icon on the taskbar.
  2. Search for “WhatsApp”.
  3. Click on “Get” to download WhatsApp.
  4. Open the WhatsApp app and sync it with the app.

Further reading

How to Fix WhatsApp Video Call Rotate Problem

How to Join WhatsApp Beta

How to Bold, Underline, Italics, Strikethrough, or Monospace on WhatsApp


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