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Someone on the SwiftKey Insiders forum asked about this topic and I thought I would share what I did there.
I did a SwiftKey beta feedback report back on April 12, 2019 asking about the status. On May 20, 2019 (yes, over a month later), I received a response with the following information:
Matt Farrington Smith (SwiftKey)
May 20, 7:12 AM PDT
Thank you for reaching out to SwiftKey Support.
You previously contacted us about adding SwiftKey Clipboard support to Windows 10. This feature was due to be released but development on it has since been paused - we will of course be sure to update you should this situation change or we have further news to share on it.
We appreciate your interest in SwiftKey in the meantime.
To say that I'm not impressed with the very late response is an understatement. Of course, I am disappointed and Microsoft has totally screwed this up. Being able to copy/cut and paste across Windows 10 devices is nice, but being able to do it across Windows 10 and iOS and Android devices is more useful to me. Yet, it is beginning to look like the Cloud Clipboard functionality is dying or not really going anywhere.
I heard Paul talking last week on Windows Weekly about using Notepad to strip text of all formatting, etc. and to make it plain text. I have used Notepad for that same reason among others for many years too.
I stumbled across a tiny, but very useful app on the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 last year, called PureText. The app simply strips copied text of all formatting and creates plain text. The app has worked fine for me.
The Microsoft Store version (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/puretext/9pkjv6319qtl) is 396 KB, way bigger than the 64-bit desktop version of 43 KB you can get directly from the dev (ttps://stevemiller.net/PureText/), but I still choose to just use the Store version knowing it can be updated without me having to do it manually.
In the app, I set up the hotkey combination CTRL + ` (the accent mark below the tilde on the key below the Esc key) so I can do the combination easily with one hand and that combination doesn't interfere with any other software I'm running.
Check it out and I hope it helps.