Medium sneaks in a helpful UI coup

Joel Reyer
Jul 15, 2015 · 1 min read

The latest upgrade by the Medium team is cool- it works very seamlessly to single-tap and highlight a sentence within the app, and get your options to highlight, quote, or copy.

Also cool that they maintained the behavior we currently know- double tapping to highlight a single word- rather than flat out replacing that with the single tap sentence.

Curious whether Medium plans to phase out double-tap word highlighting as people acclimate to single-tap, or keep both?

I would like to see the Twitter text-shot integration that I get when I highlight text in my web browser though. It would seem even more useful in the mobile environment where navigation between Medium and Twitter apps is more cumbersome than simply switching tabs in my browser on the laptop.

    Joel Reyer

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