Why can't you highlight text in certain apps?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by TomTomHatesCats, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. TomTomHatesCats macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2013
    New York, NY
    For example, in an Apple app, like the Messages app, you can copy an entire message, but you can't highlight individual words.

    For a non-Apple app example, the Facebook app doesn't let you copy or highlight a post at all. It does let you copy an entire comment responding to a post, but again, won't let you highlight individual words.

    What gives?

    I'm on an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.1.2.
  2. dustrho macrumors newbie


    May 1, 2012
    With Facebook I think it's always been that way. Not sure about other apps but I have seen this behavior before.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Different apps decide how they want to implement that.

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