This instance changed into supplied with the aid of user Scott Grenney (and shared by way of Matt Navarra). As you can see, whilst posting on a laptop, Grenney has the new choice to add ‘Text Effects’ below the main put up area (and really worth noting, Grenney is based inside the UK, even though we have no data on the specifics of the take a look at at this degree).

There are presently five text alternatives to choose from, which reflect those to be had within Facebook Stories. Those are:

In Stories, they seem to make extra feel, given the quite visual awareness of the tool, but inside the News Feed… I’m not so sure.

Of direction, customers can already upload a colorful history to their posts, so it is not a massive bounce in that appreciate. But nonetheless, it may make your Feed quite messy searching if some of your connections are particularly obsessed with expressing their ‘aptitude’ via the options supplied.


Facebook hasn’t launched stats on how many people presently use the ones colored backgrounds on posts, but you’ll expect that there’d be a few crossovers between the users who do and people who might additionally make use of these textual content options. Based on anecdotal proof, most users do not use submit backgrounds, and because they’re now not the default, they have in no way truly regarded to take off. But they’re there, they may be some other option – and via supplying each historical past and textual content alternatives in the update advent window, perhaps Facebook can in addition spark off sharing into Facebook Stories, which is in which the organization surely desires to see consumer interest shift.

But it may get vintage quick. We’ve asked Facebook for similarly rationalization at the check and whether there are any in addition plans for the option (i.E. Whether or not it’s laptop handiest), and we will replace you as we hear.

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