Starting from iOS 10, Apple changed1 the "tap and hold" gesture in Messages so that you cannot select just a couple of words from the messages to copy.
And, as far as I know, Google did the same with Android.
I don't believe that it was done to just introduce into messages "tapback" which uses the same long-tapping as text selection.
Is there any objective reason for consciously disabling text selection in Messages?
Are there legal or regulative reasons for disabling text selection in Messages?