I have searched on few solutions for a touch friendly and mobile-friendly textarea input. But all textarea inputs having a poor usability when used in mobile devices. Apple devices doesn't even shows the draggable handle. Is there any UX-Friendly solution for these textarea input filed?

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I believe something like below would be helpful,

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  • Just wanted to understand the context.. why do you want to provide a draggable option to the user? Oct 20, 2016 at 13:20
  • Because our application uses text areas and it's been used in tablet devices and also desktops where we need to expand the textarea when needed manually (specifically not automatically. That's a requirement actually)
    – Janindu
    Nov 11, 2016 at 4:17
  • I notice that stackexchange answer box has dragabble handler like that, but not the comment box. Does anyone know what library is it? Jun 22, 2021 at 11:31

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A dynamic text input field might be best.

Take a look here: https://api.jquerymobile.com/textinput/

The methods and options associated with the text input in the above link allow you to auto-resize boxes when their display length is reached, includes an easy to use clear button within the input itself (cuts down on extra buttons on the front-end) and also an option to have a "mini" version.

Check it out, it's specifically designed for mobile devices.

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