In December, Facebook announced that it was starting to allow users to add colourful backgrounds to their status updates. Since then, the feature has appeared only on Android devices. Now, it seems to be rolling out on iOS as well!
The new feature, which is only available on profiles (not Pages) at the moment, is not rolling out to everyone yet. It seems to be rolling out in the US first, but Facebook has commented that it will be available to all users soon. Don’t go looking for it on desktop yet – this is a mobile-only feature for the moment. At the time it was announced in December, Facebook did comment that it would be eventually making its way to desktop as well.
For the time-being, anyone on Android, iOS, and desktop can see other users’ coloured status update backgrounds. The feature, is a cool way for users to “make their text posts more visual.” With it, users can create a colourful status update with large text within it. Most colours are plain, but some offer a gradient that allows you to create more stylish and eye-catching updates.
As we reported back in December, the feature was launched as a result of the decline in personal sharing on Facebook. A 15% year-on-year decline to be precise. But Facebook wants to give people more space to express themselves!