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Version: 10.3.1

Select text using the BlackBerry Keyboard

The BlackBerry Keyboard provides several ways to highlight and select text.
  1. Highlight the text you want to select:
    • On the screen, touch and hold the word.
  2. To expand the text selection, do one of the following:
    • To automatically select more text, continue to touch and hold the text on the screen. Your selection expands from a word to a sentence, and from a sentence to a paragraph the longer you hold.
    • Tap The select text iconto expand the selection to a word.
    • Tap The select all text icon to expand the selection to a whole paragraph.
    • To select more published text, such as in a browser or PDF file, move the cursor indicator handles to highlight the whole section of text.
    • To select more text in a text editor, such as an email message, place the cursor at the beginning of the text you want to select. Touch and hold The Shift icon and drag the circle of interest on the screen to highlight the whole section of text.
To dismiss the selection, tap anywhere on the screen.