How to color the writings on Facebook: Facebook continues to evolve and introduce new features. In some cases these are very important features that are able to change the way we interact with our friends – just think of direct videos or reactions. In other cases, however, the changes are minor but not for this reason to be considered useless or “stupid” a priori.
This time it is the turn of colored backgrounds in status updates, thanks to which it is possible to publish messages of all kinds by replacing the classic white Facebook background with gradients of various shades. The final result is a sort of colored banner with the fonts in the foreground, nice big, in white, and a colored background that can be customized by the user but not changed up and down (you can only choose between a set gradient default).
Clearly we are not talking about an extraordinary or revolutionary novelty, but in some cases it could have its raison d’être. If you are interested and want to know more, take five minutes of free time and find out how to color the writing on Facebook: everything is explained below.
▶ ︎ How to color lettering on Facebook for Android | How to color lettering on Facebook for iOS | How to color the writing on Facebook for the computer
How to color lettering on Facebook for Android
If you use an Android terminal and you want coloring the writings on Facebook, you must first make sure you have the latest version of the app installed on your device.
Then open the Google Play Store (the shopping bag icon with the ▶ ︎ symbol printed in the center), presses on search bar placed high and seek “Facebook”. In the screen that opens, select the Facebook app icon and press the button Refresh to install the latest version of the app on your device. If instead of the “Update” button there is the button You open, it means that you are already using the latest version of Facebook for Android and therefore do not need to download updates.
Are you reading this tutorial from an Android device? In this case you can open the Play Store page dedicated to Facebook pressing directly here.
If you are using an Android terminal that does not have the Play Store, you need to download the Facebook update in the form of apk package and you have to install it “manually”.
To download the Facebook apk file, open your browser (eg. Chrome) and linked to the page apkmirror.com/apk/facebook-2/facebook . Then click on the icon of arrow which is next to the latest build of Facebook beta, select the version of the app that best suits your device (under the heading Download) and proceed with its download by pressing the button APK Download. If you are asked which app you want to download the apk file with, choose Chrome (or whatever browser you are currently using) and answer OK the notice that appears below.
Once the download is complete, go to the Android downloads folder (you can use the app Download of Android or a file manager such as ES File Manager), select the Facebook apk package and proceed with the installation of the update by pressing the button Install.
At this point you can take action! Open the Facebook app, press in the field What are you thinking about? for two consecutive times and you should have a series of colored dots at the bottom of the screen. Among the numerous colored dots there are some that allow you to add a default wallpaper to the writing, to give your post a more captivating and personalized look.
Now, type your message normally; select i colors or backgrounds that you prefer more using the colored dots at the bottom, set the level of privacy you prefer and publish the post. The message can also contain emojis and tags. Your friends, regardless of the device used, will correctly see the colored background and / or the default background image, set.
If you have second thoughts, you can edit your colorful posts by changing the background gradient or, if you prefer, removing it entirely.
To edit a post with a colored background, press on arrow (v) placed on it (top right) and select the item Edit the post from the menu that appears. Then, “tap” on the message, apply the changes you want and press the button Save to make them effective. If you want to completely remove the background colors, press on white dot which is located at the bottom left.
As you can easily understand, it is possible to change the background color of a post only on devices that fully support this functionality. If you are using a device on which the ability to color Facebook posts has not yet been added, you can change the message but not its background color.
Note: if after installing the Facebook update you do not see the options to color the posts appear, try closing the application completely and restarting it. If you don’t know how to completely close an app on Android, call up the multitasking menu (by holding down the key Back or that Home, depending on the device in your possession and its software configuration) and swipe the Facebook screen in order to make it disappear. Then restart the app and you should be able to color your posts as just explained.
How to color lettering on Facebook for iOS
If you have a iPhone or a iPad, you can color the writings on Facebook following the same procedure described above for Android. Also in this case, therefore, the first step you need to take is to download the latest version of the Facebook app. To do this, open theApp Store (the blue icon with the letter “A” in the center located on the iOS home screen), presses on the card Updates and see if Facebook is also in the list of apps to update.
If Facebook is present in the list of apps to be updated, press the button Refresh located next to its icon and wait for the download to complete. If instead of the “Update” button there is the button You open, it means that you are already using the latest version of Facebook for iOS and therefore you do not need to download any updates.
Are you reading this tutorial on an iPhone or iPad? In this case you can open the App Store page dedicated to Facebook pressing directly here.
When installation is complete, to create a post with a colored background, start the Facebook, presses on the square “What are you thinking about?” and type your message. The post can contain emojis and tags, while it cannot contain photos or videos.
Again, to select the background color or thedefault background image to use, select i colored dots that appear at the bottom, while to adjust the level of privacy of the post you can normally use the drop-down menu located at the top left. When you are ready to publish the post, “tap” on the button Publish located at the top right. Your friends, regardless of the device and operating system used, will correctly view the post with the colored background.
In case of second thoughts, you can edit your posts with a colored background simply by pressing on arrow (v) placed on them (top right) and selecting the item Edit post from the menu that appears.
At this point, modify the post by alternating its content (therefore the text) and / or the background color and press the button Save for the changes to take effect. If you want to delete the background color, press on white dot which is located at the bottom left.
How to color the writing on Facebook for the computer
You would like to insert the colorful backgrounds in Facebook posts even when you use the social network from your PC? No problem. As of March 2017, Facebook has extended the ability to use colored wallpapers to desktop users as well. To use the function, all you have to do is click on the box “What are you thinking about?” and select one of the colored dots that appear in the message composition window. The new colored Facebook wallpapers that I told you about in the following lines (the ones that have a default background image), are also available on the desktop version of the social network.
If you don’t see any colored dots in the message composition window, click on the button Background color which is at the bottom left and you should fix the problem. If the button for background colors is not there, it means that the function of the colored backgrounds has not yet been activated on your account: you must be patient and wait for it to be activated.
For the rest, there is not much to explain. You can write any type of message (even those including emojis and tags) and switch from one background to another by selecting the colored dots present in the post composition box. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to insert videos or photos as multimedia contents can only be associated with classic posts, with a white background.
When you are satisfied with the result, make sure that the settings related to privacy are in line with the audience you want to reach with your message, press the button Publish and the post with colored background will be published in your diary. The content will be visible complete with background (and / or predefined colored background image) from any device and operating system.
Did you have a second thought after publishing a post with a colored background? Would you change its content or background color what distinguishes it? As for the content and the level of privacy of the post, no problem, you can change them at any time from your PC, while as regards the background, I’m sorry, but at the moment the modification is only allowed from smartphones. This means that if you want to change the background color of a post, you need to log into the Facebook app on your mobile and edit the message from there.
To edit the content of a post from PC, click on arrow (v) located in the upper right corner, just above the latter, and select the item Edit post from the menu that appears. Then change the content and / or the privacy level of the post and click on the button Edit completed to save the changes.
Note: At the moment it is not possible to create posts with a colored background by accessing your profile page and clicking on the box “What are you thinking about?”, you have to act from the Facebook home page.