How to change your Facebook status background color

How to change your Facebook status background color

Android users can now choose a custom Facebook status background color. This new feature adds a bit of some swag to your Facebook statuses. The feature was announced a couple of days back and will soon be available for iOS and PC users.

Facebook status background color: why it’s important

While Facebook has evolved to be a place for news, advertising and a whole lot of other things, it is still a place for personal connections. Individual posts still bring people together. The new Facebook background color feature enhances the personal touch to your posts. One can choose an appropriate mood color to express themselves.

How to use Facebook status background color

The feature is pretty straightforward to use. You shouldn’t get lost at all. Just open your Android Facebook app as usual and start updating your text status;

  1. Open your Facebook app and start typing your text status the normal way
  2. As soon as you start typing your text status, a series of color choices will appear below the status
  3. Choose the color scheme you want and that is it. Done!
Facebook status background color
Facebook status with default white background

 

 

Facebook status background color
Status with color background

Facebook has of late been beefing up their platform with a number of upgrades including most recently a Group Video Calling feature.

26 Responses to "How to change your Facebook status background color"

    1. Hi Cindy,

      Please make sure you are your Facebook app is up to date. The colors do not work on PC for now so you have to be using an Android device.

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    2. Not typing anything….I had push and hold (like I was going to Copy or paste something) and drag or “swipe” down and it popped up…on my iPhone 6s…my wife just got a 7 and hers doesn’t do it….

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  1. I can’t get the color either, I am using ipad ios10 doesn’t it work for that? My facebook is up to date and so is my ipad. So why can’t I get the colors?

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    1. Ngonidzashe Mhuruyengwe · Edit

      Hi, Mary. Please note the feature is currently available to Android users only. The feature will be available for iDevices soon (According to Facebook)

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  2. Same here, I have an iPhone and I can’t get the colors either 🙁
    I sure hope they fix it to where it can be utilized with any mobile or PC.

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      1. I have the new colour status on my huawei P9, however my wife has exactly the same phone and doesn’t have the update. Have updated Facebook, restarted the phone and still not there. Very frustrating.

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  3. my question is.. how i get texture color bg.. im searching on google and nobody is talking about it.. some friends have it and some dont.. everyone has the updated version for facebook. im just guessing its the phone? its confusing..

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    1. It works on iPhone but facebook shut down when I hit POST. And now I can’t get on my timeline. Screen goes to home. Color option Does not come up on iPad. All updated.

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  4. Can you please share how some people have more than just colors to choose from as status backgrounds? I have the colors, but I’m seeing various other scenes posted by others

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  5. I’ve asked a few friends and they say the themes just showed up. Maybe they’re using newer devices. I’ve only had my phone a year, but it had been out for a while when I got it. I’m using a Droid Turbo 2 on Android 7.0and Facebook is, well was, up to date 2 weeks ago and still nothing new. I’ve taken a break from social media to survive my last 2 weeks of the semester.

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