Facebook said in an email to Social Pro Daily that the process of rolling out the feature to i OS and desktop users is under way, with a percentage of i Phone users having access now and completion expected in the next two weeks.
If you've ever watched a friend's Facebook relationship status go from "In a Relationship" to "Single" on your newsfeed, you may have had one of three reactions: feeling sad or happy, depending on how you feel about their ex — or cringing.
If your Facebook News Feed is looking a bit more colorful recently, there's good reason: The company is thirsty for your precious personal content.
Facebook has been rolling out a new way to post status updates since the end of last year. " box and you'll be prompted to select a background color for the text, which gives the post a much more prominent slice of real estate in the News Feed.
There's no official announcement as of August 2016, but some users have reported that the functionality doesn't work for them any longer and Facebook might be quietly phasing it out.
The background colors for status updates that Facebook began rolling out for Android users last December appear to be making their way to i OS, as well.
Small screens of mobile devices make it more difficult to read long status updates.
You also don’t want to create status updates that are too short as you can’t provide any real insights in a short status update.
One of the main reasons that people don’t prefer status updates that are too long is that over 33% of Facebook users are viewing it through a mobile device.
There's just something uncomfortable about seeing heartbreak unfold before your eyes.
If you're the person who's vowed to not let that happen to you and you suddenly find yourself in a relationship status switch, then read on.
Don't want any relationship status whatsoever to appear on your profile?
Then simply select the blank area right above where it says "Single" on the dropdown.