Facebook Adds Background Colors for Text-Only Status Updates

Your Facebook News Feed may soon be a lot more colorful.

Your Facebook News Feed may soon be a lot more colorful.

The social network announced Monday that it is rolling out a new feature enabling users who post text-only status updates to add background colors to those posts.

The feature is rolling out for Android users initially, although all users will be able to see background colors that have been added to posts, and Facebook said iOS and the web will follow soon.

Android users with access to the feature will see the color menu at the bottom of their status update composers.

A Facebook spokesperson said in an email to SocialTimes:

We’re rolling out a change to help people make their text posts more visual. Starting today, people can update the background color of their text-only posts on Android.

Readers: What are your thoughts on this new feature?

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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