[Feature] support "Pasting" images


[x] iOS
[x] Android

Obsidian Mobile version: v1.0.3

Recently I had a discussion on a feature request for Imgur plugin to support mobile.

I tried the following on both - Android and iOS:

  • Google images search with mobile browser
    • tap and hold any image
    • press “copy” from context menu
  • Switch to Obsidian mobile app,
    • press and hold text area,
    • “paste” from context menu

On both platforms: nothing happens on “paste”. I am sure there there is a technical capability for this to work. The clipboard supports not only text, but also images, like PC. I’ve successfully tested image “paste” with Telegram.

So, this is the feature request to support pasting images from the buffer.

Additional question: there is already one way to attach images from camera roll/gallery to obsidian mobile vault. What event is used for attaching images this way? It’s definitely not “drag” or “paste”, because current version of the Imgur plugin does not react on adding image from mobile device.


I am not sure, but probably this bug report is directly related to my feature request

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+1 for this, it would make using notability/obsidian so much better


+1, being able to paste screenshots of my handwritten notes directly on the iPad would be life changing.


Use case or problem

On iOS 15 take screenshot and then copy to clipboard
Go to Obsidian and paste at curse point. Nothing happens

Proposed solution

Simple, implement paste functionality same as on desktop Obsidian. The image is immediately added to the defined folder in settings and image is inserted into the active note at curse position.

Current workaround (optional)

Take one or more screenshots
Go to Obsidian
Click on Image icon on toolbar at bottom of window
Navigate to the image and select it
Repeat as many time as you need to

Use iOS Files app, copy all files from Photo app to relevant folder in Obsidian folder
Use Notes and create entry per each file and update filename as follows:

Copy text above and paste into Obsidian Note and check it works

Related feature requests (optional)

This enhancement is similar but not the same:

This is to allow send from an iOS app etc to Obsidian. The issue above is pasting directly into Obsidian note on Mobile device.