How to format text (make text bold, italic, underline, etc.) on Facebook posts

Facebook might appear to be the master of peek-a-boo.

They are often known for “releasing” features like this and then taking them away.

But in reality, they are testing new features with a small group of users, when a news publication will pick it up and confuse everyone who doesn’t have it.

This is another one of these scenarios.

You may have seen other people styling page posts in the past, but it’s not publicly available.

Right now, the mark down editor / the ability to style text is only available for two use cases:

Events and Notes.

So to answer your question now, you can’t create page posts with this styling yet.


To format text in an event.

Go to the event that you are interesting and click the list icon as seen below.

Once you click that, you can utilize the mark down language to style text inside of Facebook events.


Styling text can also be done within Facebook Notes.

If you’re unaware of what notes are, they are essentially Facebook’s version of little blog posts.

(If you’re a marketer – they get really good SEO ‘juice’)

To create a note, and utilize the markdown,

  1. Access the notes section in a profile or Page.
  2. Click Add Note.
  3. Format your note, use fancy styling and select your privacy settings.
  4. Click Publish.

Here is the cheat sheet for Facebook Markdown Syntax:

Hope this helps!

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To bold, italic and strikethrough a text on Facebook follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Status Formatting Tool
  2. whiles you are at the site, you will see the screen below:

3. After you are done with your formatting you can now copy all and go to paste them on your Facebook wall. that should be all. your status will appear as expected.

You can follow the link below to learn more

Learners Gist

Thanks for the A2A.

As others have already mentioned, there is no way within Facebook itself to edit the formatting of a regular status update without the aid of third-party apps that I personally wouldn’t endorse.

You do have plenty of formatting options if you create a note instead. Others have already explained that, so I’m just going to leave a few screenshots here to illustrate it.

Select a bit of text to be given formatting options for that text.

Hover over the + on the left for options to insert an image or embed other content from elsewhere online

Hover over the paragraph icon on the left for formatting options for that line (heading, bulleted list, blockquote, formula etc.

Hope these help!

There is no direct way inside of Facebook to do that, but you can create your message outside of Facebook using text generators and then paste them into your Facebook post.

But you can create Bold Text, Small Caps or Underlined Text via Online Text Generators and copy and paste them into your posts. I have test each of these and they will work.

At the link below you can create bold text. (Sorry for there being no sample here, but it wouldn’t display properly, it will display properly on Facebook)

http://lingojam.com/BoldTextGene

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This isn’t perfect, and it would be time consuming. But if you really need/want formatting on your Facebook posts, this is the best work around that I could suggest.

Facebook doesn’t allow Text Formatting officialy but Text Formatting in Facebook can be done with the help of some Facebook Unicode generator website it can be done..

for example: Eder(.)US or more..

You may refer here: How To Do Text Formatting in Facebook Post – Mashnol

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There is no need of third party application or tools.

Yes you can simply use tag to make your text bold. You can also try tag for under line

Example : (try to write your status same as given below and see the results )

  1. this is bold text
  2. this is underline text

There are two more things you can try

Use the above tags before your text on Facebook status. Tell me what you get

For more visit: Technical corner

We normally post Facebook status and we do that in normal text format. But, what if you want to highlight some text in bold, italic and Strike-through format?

There is no built-in feature available in Facebook to do so, but if you are looking to do that, here is the video for you.

I explained it in my Quora Blog post,

How to Write Facebook Status in Bold, Italic and Strike-through format? by Sridhar Belide on Tech Mirages

First thing, you must know that text formatting on Facebook is not really easy as in other social networks such as Google Plus. However, there exist few methods using third party website by which text formatting could be possible on Facebook, but not all the devices support such types of formatting. Here is I find one of the best solution exist on the web for text formatting on Facebook which is supported by major devices.

Source Link: Use Bold/Italic/Underline Text in Facebook Chat/Wall/Status Updates

Textformatting
 bold – text
 underline – text
 tiny – text
 large text –

These codes work on Facebook lite

To type in italics on Facebook isn’t that tedious but the question is will your friends get it the way you want it?

~ Text to italize ~

Text to italize

The above works perfectly in Facebook app for Java phones but won’t work in Android or other apps.

Typing in italics in Facebook currently isn’t possible without the use of external tools.

I think, you may forget about Facebook Note Log into Facebook | Facebook or burke a related question here. What text formatting options can you use on Facebook?

No, it’s not yet possible.