Facebook App Android
Facebook App Android

Copying and pasting text on Facebook using an Android device is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you do it:

Understanding Copy-Paste Functionality on Android

Android devices offer a universal method for copying and pasting text, which works across different apps, including Facebook.

Step 1: Open Facebook

  • Launch the Facebook App: Start by opening the Facebook app on your Android device.
  • Navigate to the Text: Find the text you want to copy, whether it’s in a post, a comment, or a message.

Step 2: Copying Text

  • Select the Text: Tap and hold on the text until you see a highlight appear. Drag the handles to adjust your selection.
  • Copy: Once you have selected the desired text, tap ‘Copy’ in the pop-up menu.

Step 3: Pasting Text

  • Navigate to Destination: Go to the area in Facebook (or any other app) where you want to paste the text.
  • Paste: Tap and hold in the text field until the paste option appears. Select ‘Paste’ to insert the copied text.

Copying Text from Facebook Posts

  • Long Press on the Post: If you want to copy text from a Facebook post, press and hold on the post text.
  • Copy the Desired Text: Use the selection markers to choose the text and then tap ‘Copy’.

Copying Text from Comments or Messages

  • Access the Comment or Message: Navigate to the comment or message containing the text.
  • Copy as Above: Use the same tap, hold, and select method to copy the text.

Using Third-Party Apps

In case you face difficulties with the native copy-paste functionality, third-party clipboard apps can offer enhanced features for copying and pasting text.

Sharing Directly from Facebook

Instead of copying and pasting, you can also use the share feature on Facebook posts to share content directly to other apps or users.

Copying Links from Facebook

  • Copy Link: To copy a link from a Facebook post, tap the three dots in the corner of the post and select ‘Copy link’.


Copying and pasting on Facebook using an Android device is a simple process that can be accomplished in a few taps. This feature is useful for sharing information quickly and efficiently.


  1. Can I copy images using the same method? No, this method only works for text. To save images, press and hold on the image and select ‘Save image’ or use the share option.
  2. Is the copied text saved anywhere on my phone? The copied text is temporarily saved to your clipboard, but it’s overwritten once you copy something else.
  3. Can I copy text from Facebook to other apps? Yes, you can paste the copied text into any other app that supports text input.
  4. Does this method work on Facebook Lite? Yes, the method is similar for Facebook Lite.
  5. What if the text can’t be selected? Some text in images or certain app interfaces can’t be directly selected. You might need to use alternative methods like transcription or screenshot tools.

Remember, when sharing content from Facebook, always respect copyright laws and the privacy of others. Avoid sharing personal information without consent.

Eric Chan

Hi! I’m Eric and I work on the knowledge base at GadgetMates.com.  You can see some of my writings about technology, cellphone repair, and computer repair here.

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