Why can't you highlight text in certain apps?

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

  1. TomTomHatesCats macrumors regular

    TomTomHatesCats

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    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

    dustrho

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    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 Westmere

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    Different apps decide how they want to implement that.
     

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