How to do copy and paste from Facebook on iPhone or iPad?

A.Razzak Mohamed October 24, 2011

How to do copy and paste from Facebook on iPhone or iPad?

  1. Fionaclarke
    June 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Excellent, been trying to do this for ages.

  2. Karina
    June 11, 2012 at 2:46 am

    @ John Hutton:

    Thank you sooo very much! I've been looking for a way to get my normal Facebook back for what seems like ages now! I really hate mobile Facebook for the copy/paste issue, and, you know... a few other things. But it seems to me that I've been just blind and couldn't see that "Desktop Site" in a fairly small print at the bottom of the option column. So... thanks, again! Now I found what I was looking for! Yaaaay! :)

  3. John hutton
    June 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Go to fb safari site,go to the left hand section ie newsfeed,messages and chat column,scroll right to the bottom and click the small print "desktop site" it works fine there on iPhone 4s

    • Lizzie
      June 22, 2012 at 2:51 am

      Thanks!!! Your advise helped!! :)

  4. Jewie
    May 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Also you can go to desktop site on top right with safari Facebook and then you can do it but the page lags a bit on desktop site

    • Elber
      June 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      I know right this dont let me copy and paste on facebook thats so dumb

  5. Jewie
    May 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Its random, very few rare occasions it let's you do it, I just keep pressing the text an sometimes it comes up but be carefull not to tap again as it goes off :(

  6. Heray Farzan
    May 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I had the same problem and I tried Opera and it worked

  7. Carol
    May 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    This is so very annoying and Facebook need to allow this on their does not work on the app nor via safari much for convenience on the go!

  8. Diane
    November 1, 2011 at 2:03 am

    I've been wondering that too. It'd be really helpful. And jay, on fb mobile and the facebook app, neither will allow you to highlight text in my experience.

    • Jay
      November 1, 2011 at 2:41 am

      Have you tried it on safari ?

    • Bramshark
      December 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      Just wondering if you figured out a way i cant my son says it cant be done but i used to do it.

      • Lloyd418
        April 7, 2012 at 3:29 am

        I can't copy and paste in Facebook on an iPad 2 using OS 5.1.

  9. Jay
    October 25, 2011 at 10:13 am

    If I understand oyur question, you want to copy the text,
    just tap on the text you see and you will be able to copy.
    you will have to select the text with your fingers, like you do on a laptop using touchpad.

    and it will show the options.
    it is simple,but  if you want details read it:

    • Alllison Wunderland
      May 14, 2012 at 3:37 am

      I want to copy a PHOTO from FaceBook. Photo is posted on FaceBook, and I want to cut/paste it to another web site -- you know, the ol' [ IMG ] URL.jpg [ /IMG ] code.

      How do I get the jpg URL off the image with the Safari browser?

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