‘Enable Copy text in Facebook’ makes using the official Facebook app less frustrating

By , Feb 20, 2013

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Have you ever had to jump through hoops to log into a desktop website because an app won’t let you copy the text on your phone? This should never happen, but for some unfathomable reason, major services like Facebook do not allow for copying text in-app (the Facebook app currently allows users to copy text from messages and comments, but not from status updates or posts).

Luckily you can get rid of the annoyance, even if Facebook won’t fix the issue themselves. ‘Enable Copy text in Facebook’ is a tweak that allows jailbroken iOS devices to capture the text directly from Facebook posts themselves…

The tweak works as you would expect. Just hold your finger over a post, and you will get an alert informing you that the text has been saved to the clipboard. I would have preferred to see the selective copying mechanism that normally appears when editing text, but copying all the text in a post is far better than nothing.

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Enable Copy text in Facebook is a free tweak available in the ModMyi repository in Cydia. There are no settings to configure, just install the tweak, copy text from Facebook, and paste it wherever you please. If you’re viewing this site on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can access the tweak directly from this link.

What other apps would you like to be able to copy text from? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Rickm_jr

    Going off a slight tangent here:
    Does Cydia keep a log of the changes (changes tab that it refreshes) somewhere? Doesn’t that take up more and more memory as time goes on? If so, is there a way to clear it?

    • http://the-david.com/ David Christenson

      Cydia caches a list of every package on every repository you use. It’s just text though, so the size of such things is negligible from a storage perspective.

  • http://twitter.com/Spezeshki Saman

    The tweak won’t work on fb pages you are subscribed to. It only works on status updates from friends.
    Please update it. This is a useful tweak.

  • Filip Zíka

    Nice tweak, but is there anything for copying url from facebook photos? That would be amazing..

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dre23Bze Andre Flowers

    Definitely crashed my iphone 5 6.1 and wouldn’t allow it to boot up. I went into the space mode[pressing up volume on boot up] deleted multiple recent apps/tweaks individually and restarting. It only booted up once this app was deleted. I noticed that it happend after I accidentally kept copying the facebook statuses to clip board and i think it did something with the memory because before it cut off i noticed my memory was at 52 mb. So if your the developer i think it has something to do with a memory leak. Hopes this helps and should be brought to people’s attention or removed immediately till its fixed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kunal.jagdish.gala Kunal Gala

    Watsapp does not allow selective select of text which is quite annoying!

  • Nisharg

    I tweak is working but there’s a problem it is just copying the time when a status was updated not the status itself. Help me out please.

  • Zil

    I cant find it on modmyi repo plz help

  • Zil

    I install it but it is copying time when post was posted not copy status
    I also download previous versions of fb like 5.6 and 4.0.3 but still same problem
    Plz help if anyone know its solution

  • Zil

    Anyone know its source rather than modmyi repo?????
    Plz tell me

  • Mohamed Amine Saada

    3asba

  • http://receivetipstricks.com/ mrinal

    What about android, Is there any workaround !!