Recently I have created a Facebook group where all bloggers can share their knowledge and connect with each other. While writing the rules for that group, I realized that I am not able to do much formatting with the TEXT in Facebook Text editor. This is my FB Group Link.
The Facebook text editor is not a typical HTML editor, so all common features like bold, italic, color, underline, link etc. is not possible. In this tutorial, I am going to share how you can easily do basic formatting while writing a Facebook post on your wall or in any Group/ Facebook page.
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Why To Format Text On Facebook Post Editor
I first saw this topic on a Facebook group, when one of my blogging buddy Sumit Sao asked the below question.
On the next day, I found Sumit did something even better and shared on his Facebook Group.
Till that time, it did not click my mind. But when I actually posted my Facebook group rules, I found it so dull & boring. I immediately pinged and asked him how he did this formatting on his FB group post?
You can see that the post looks so cool and appealing. In fact, it is quite easy to read also with lots of icons and categorization, hashtags etc. I still not sure such basic and essential feature is missing in Facebook.
Methods To Format Facebook Status Text / Group Post (Bold, Italics etc.)
Method 1: Using Google Keyboard in Android Smartphones
First of all, let me share how you can do this task seamlessly using your android smartphone.
Step #1: Go to your mobile settings and find out the keyboard settings. If you are not using Google Keyboard then first install the same and change the settings.
Step #2: Now write a Facebook group post or Facebook wall post. Below the typing area, you’ll find the option named Feeling/Activity. Click on that.
Step #3: You can find many options as shown below. I am sharing the images from both my smartphone as well as the laptop.
You can further select the occasions or search for more events.
The interface is even better if you try from your smartphone.
I was looking for bulleting options. And found someway to number the points.
Choose the ones as per your text format, paragraph etc. I have used numbers to showcase the rules for my Facebook Group. But this way you can’t change the text as bold or italic or underline. You can use # tags (hashtags) though.
You can also put some text & icons beside your name to showcase the feeling or status.
Method 2: Using Tools (Change Text Formatting To Bold, Italic, Underline on Facebook Post)
To do this, I found a website where we can do necessary formatting and then copy the text from there to the Facebook post.
Visit the website: gschoppe.com.
You will find a text editor like below. Simply put the text you want to format and do necessary changes. I have changed a part of the text to bold and then copied back to FB post editor. It worked like a charm!
I just tried some basic formatting, if you are good at this things then you can easily create a visually appealing Facebook post with these text formatting options.
I found another way to do this in this below YouTube video.
I found some other tools and some Google Chrome extensions too, but I have not tried them yet.
In case you know some better way to format Facebook text then feel free to share the same by writing a comment. I will update this article to make it really worthy for everyone.