How to cut, copy, and paste the full URL in Chrome for Android

Chrome's Omnibox favors style over function. Here's how you can see a site's full web address and copy and paste it elsewhere.

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Some time ago Chrome opted to hide the full URL when you’re on a domain’s subpage. It certainly looks prettier, but sometimes you want to see the full details or copy and paste the address elsewhere. 

Here’s what you need to do: touch once in the Omnibox at the top of Chrome (where you type URLs or search terms). This will display and highlight the entire URL. Then, touch and hold to bring up options to cut, copy, or share. 

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With a couple of taps you can copy a URL or share it with others.

Touching Share will bring up Android’s Share Intent. You can then send that link to any of the other apps on your device.

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A translate capability is hiding behind the overflow button in Chrome.

We’re not sure if this is by design, or if the translate feature is in some type of holding pattern. Google has a fairly rapid development pace with Chrome, so pay attention to updates to see what else pops up here.

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