Facebook Status Updates Will Include Color Options

By: Joey Haar - Dec 20, 2016
References: adweek & techcrunch
Facebook status updates were once the bread and butter of the social media giant, but that type of sharing is no longer the primary reason why people use the platform today. More often, Facebook users tend to go on the site for things like chat, news, events, or posting pictures. In an attempt to bring Facebook status updates back into common use, the company has introduced the ability to color-code the background of one's updates.

The new feature is only available for text-only updates. Above the bar for adding emojis and images will now be a palette of several colors. Users will be able to use a uniform color across the entire background or transition between two tones from one side to the other.