Facebook’s core attraction isn’t news articles you could find anywhere, it’s intimate posts from your real friends. That explains why Facebook is trying to make highly personal text statuses as eye-catching as photos with the new test of a colored background option.
The feature lets users select a color that appears behind their text status in place of the normally-white background. Several of the color options offer an Instagram logo-style color gradient, which make them more stylish and modern than boring flat colors.
Sent to TechCrunch by reader Hoan Do over the weekend, Facebook confirms this feature is in testing. It appears that it’s only testing in certain regions abroad, not in the US. Users without access to the test don’t see the colors if they look at the post, but that would likely change to everyone being able to see the colors if Facebook rolls it out more widely.
[Update: Facebook has now shared more details and a statement about the new feature. Colored status backgrounds are rolling out globally over the next few days. Only Android users will be able to create them, but everyone on iOS, Android, and web will be able to see them in the News Feed.
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.
So to use it; just be android user …and check this photo below
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