Adding Colored Text as a Facebook Status

By William Lynch

Facebook keeps all profile pages as uniform as possible to portray a clean, professional appearance. Users are unable to edit the default text settings to change font color or style, meaning all Facebook status updates post in a standard black font. As a result, one text update tends to blend into the next with little in the way of individuality. However, if you would like to attract more attention, using a simple coding trick can post your updates in blue text, making them stand out from the crowd and possibly bring more visitors to your profile.

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2

Click within the "Status Update" text window at the top of the page.

Step 3

Type the following line of code: @@[1:[0:1: YOUR STATUS UPDATE ]]

Step 4

Replace the "YOUR STATUS UPDATE" portion with your desired message. Make the message as long as you want; there is no size restriction other than the status update maximum length of 63,206 characters.

Click "Post" to submit your status update. The message you entered will now be displayed in distinctive blue text.