How to Copy Text from Facebook on iPhone

If you are a regular Facebook user and often come across interesting posts or articles that you want to share with others, then being able to copy text from Facebook on your iPhone is essential. However, it isn’t always an easy task, especially if you are using the Facebook app on your iPhone. In this blog post, we will guide you through several methods that can help you copy text from Facebook on your iPhone.

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The Challenge of Copying Text from Facebook on iPhone

Copying text from Facebook on an iPhone is not that simple. The Facebook app on an iPhone does not allow you to copy text directly. So, to copy text from Facebook on your iPhone, you need to use some workarounds.

Things You Should Prepare for

Before we dive into the methods, there are some things that you need to prepare:

1. An iPhone with the Facebook app installed
2. A strong internet connection
3. Basic iPhone knowledge

Method 1: Via Facebook Share Button

This method is one of the most straightforward methods to copy text from Facebook on your iPhone. Follow the steps below:

1. Open the Facebook app and navigate to the post you want to copy text from.
2. Tap the Share button underneath the post to bring up the sharing options.
3. From the sharing options, select the "Copy Link" option. This will copy the link of the post to your clipboard.
4. Open the Notes app on your iPhone and create a new note.
5. Hold down your finger in the body of the note and tap "Paste" to paste the link you copied on the previous step.
6. Press and hold down on the link you just pasted. This will bring up a menu.
7. Tap "Select All" and then "Copy" to copy the text of the post to your clipboard.

Pros:

– Easy to use
– No need for additional apps

Cons:

– Clunky and time-consuming

Method 2: Via Facebook Mobile Website

The Facebook mobile website is another way to copy text from Facebook on your iPhone. Here’s how to do it:

1. Open your Safari browser on your iPhone and go to the official Facebook website.
2. Log in to your Facebook account.
3. Navigate to the post you want to copy text from.
4. Tap and hold on the text you want to copy until the magnifying glass pops up.
5. Drag the handles to highlight the text you want to copy.
6. Tap "Copy," and the highlighted text will be copied to your clipboard.

Pros:

– No need to install additional apps
– Directly copy the text

Cons:

– Have to use Safari browser

Method 3: Via Facebook Messenger

Using Facebook Messenger is another way to copy text from Facebook. Follow these steps:

1. Open Facebook Messenger and navigate to the conversation that contains the post or text you want to copy.
2. Press and hold on the text you want to copy. This will bring up a menu.
3. Tap "Copy."
4. Open the Notes app on your iPhone and create a new note.
5. Hold down your finger in the body of the note and tap "Paste" to paste the text you just copied.

Pros:

– Works with both iOS and Android
– No need for additional apps

Cons:

– Can only copy text from messages

Why Can’t I Copy Text from Facebook on iPhone?

There are several reasons why you may not be able to copy text from Facebook on your iPhone. Here are a few reasons and fixes:

1. You are using the Facebook app: The Facebook app does not allow you to copy text directly. Use one of the methods mentioned earlier in this post.
2. Text is within an image: If the text you want to copy is within an image, you cannot copy it as text. You can try using a third-party OCR app to convert the image to text.
3. Text is not selectable: If the text you want to copy is not selectable, it means it is not in a text format. You can try a third-party app that can extract text from HTML URLs.

Additional Tips

1. Always use a strong internet connection to avoid any disruption in copying text.
2. Use the Facebook mobile website if the Facebook app is not working.
3. Use a third-party OCR app to convert images to text.

5 FAQs about Copying Text from Facebook on iPhone

Q1: Is it possible to copy text from a Facebook video on iPhone?

A: No, you cannot copy text from a Facebook video on iPhone.

Q2: Do I need to install any additional app to copy text from Facebook on iPhone?

A: It depends on the method you choose. Using Facebook Messenger and the Facebook mobile website do not require any additional apps. However, you may need to use a third-party app for some methods.

Q3: Why can’t I copy text from Facebook on my iPhone?

A: There may be several reasons why you cannot copy text from Facebook on your iPhone. Check out the "Why Can’t I Copy Text from Facebook on iPhone?" section of this post for possible reasons and fixes.

Q4: How do I use third-party apps to copy text from Facebook on my iPhone?

A: You can search for a third-party app that can extract text from HTML URLs or a third-party OCR app that can convert images to text.

Q5: Can I use the Facebook app to copy text from Facebook on my iPhone?

A: No, the Facebook app does not allow you to copy text directly.

In Conclusion

Copying text from Facebook on iPhone is possible, but it requires some workarounds. In this post, we have discussed three methods that can help you copy text from Facebook on your iPhone. Make sure to follow the detailed steps for each method and prepare the necessary items before starting. If you encounter any issues, check out the "Why Can’t I Copy Text from Facebook on iPhone?" section for possible reasons and fixes.

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