Copy and paste of text in sms
Would like to know if you can add copy and paste from SMS? Love the app but find if I need to copy text or address from messages I have to go back to the messaging app for that functionality. For example if I need to copy a number for an email or something I have to go back to stock.
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ben k commented
Single tap message, select copy, adjust selection, select copt
wow!!!! thanks user: "frank", have been using textra for years and didnt find this option!
David Gaiševskis commented
You still can't select parts of the text to copy e.g. phone number. Least to say click to phone dial it in.
Christopher Clinton commented
Thanks! Maybe a functional UI improvement. The current way this is done has excessive steps.
Everyone saying it still doesn't work, you're doing it wrong (because the design isn't very good).
Single tap the message. Then press Copy. Then at that point you can adjust the selection to select words, etc.
Doesn't work. This is necessary for anyone who receives texts with codes, names, phone nos, addresses, etc. I'll have to look for a different app. Anyone can recommend?
Dan Lyle commented
This is a necessity for me. I love the simplicity of how you set it up.
sky rider commented
Oops i was forget this suggestion i have posted on nov 6 2013 :o
Now after 3 years seeing that the issu is still exist ..
You guys make me emotional for that all 3983 votes .and comments.
Sorry to say I have left using textra.
Thanks for support and thanks to textra the great text app (y)
Erlend Kyte commented
..same issue here :/
(google keyboard on LG G4 phone)
Unable to copy parts of incoming txt messages. its either all or nothing.
My horrible workaround is to copy the whole incoming message, paste it in the reply field, select the text i need, copy it, (delete the rest of the text) and then paste the part I copied.
..there has to be another, faster/simpler way?!
Scott Branstetter commented
Copy and paste is already part of Android. Textra doesn't need this. I do it all the time. Just long press on a word in the text, and a dialog pops up. Long press again to paste. Where have you people been?
sue robbiano commented
I also must have the copy and paste feature, please add it. In the meantime I'm looking for a different app. Glad I found this conversation so I know that Textra really doesn't have this feature
My query - Please add the facility to select parts of text in a SMS like phone number, address etc for copy-pasting, searching on the web, direct calling, etc.... and add this to a long press menu when you long press on the text.
This is what the dev answered -
Thanks Ankur, there is no 3rd party SMS apps that currently can do this we're aware of, pls let us know if you know different.
Thanks, we'd appreciate that!
Jason - Textra SMS Team
Glad I didn't have to make this request myself.
To clarify though: it would be nice to be able to copy an individual section of a text message instead of having to copy the whole thing.
Example: I get a lot of reference jobs so I'm often being text phone numbers and email addresses. Not everyone is nice enough to always send them in a format that the phone recognizes as a phone number or email, in which case I have to switch back and forth between apps, or copy the entire message, paste it in the text field and then copy the portion I want.
Having the ability to copy and paste any selection we make is something the majority of messaging services already provide and seeing as this is such a superior messaging platform, I would appreciate the option.
You can do this already. Long press a message and then the three little dots in the upper right corner are a dialog box for copy and paste etc.
Niamat Shafiq commented
Why there is no response from the developers?
Niamat Shafiq commented
This Feature must be added
David Soller commented
User: Single tap a message for copy/paste or long press and use the options in the top right.
Dev: This interaction is opposite the usual style with long press used for copy/paste elsewhere. Although your way is better now that I know it there needs to be some better documentation regarding it. Like: "Tap aessage to interact with it or long press for further options"
YOU CAN ALREADY DO THIS. Just long press on a message and the. Copy/paste/cut/select all dialog pops up.
After this is added, this app will just turn perfect for me
Yup, we really need this.