Tap to select sentence

Brian Ellin ☕️
Jul 13, 2015 · 1 min read

We want to make it easy to highlight in Medium stories on mobile, but we all know that selecting text on a phone is hard.

First you have to long press on a word, and then drag those love handles left and right, up and down, and oh dang, it usually doesn’t work and you have to start over and try again. You feel like a fat fingered giant making a word sandcastle.

It’s more likely that you want to select, and then highlight, a whole bunch of well-formed words — words that together made you think, or that you disagree with, or that inspire you to write your own thing. A sentence!

Tap anywhere in a sentence to select it.

With our latest Medium iOS app update, just tap on a sentence and the app will select the whole thing for you to easily highlight or respond to. We think this removes a bunch of steps, making it much easier to highlight on the go. Give it a try, and respond to this post to let us know what you think.

Brian Ellin ☕️

Written by

Here to learn.