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How to write in bold on Facebook

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How to write in bold on Facebook

Tired of the “anonymous” formatting that distinguishes the posts you publish on Facebook? Would you like to customize the text inside them to give a little ‘vitality to your profile and, for this reason, you asked yourself how to write in bold on Facebook? Well, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but at the time of writing, the most famous social network in the world does not yet have an official function to do that.

If you really want, thanks to the function that allows you to make colored writing on Facebook, you can use a kind of “bold effect” within their posts. Let me be clear, the feature in question does not allow you to choose which words to write in bold, nor to choose other formatting options, but it is always better than nothing, is not it? If you answered affirmatively, take five minutes of free time and let me help you to clarify the topic.

Besides illustrating how to make the most of the function of colored posts to write in bold on Facebook, I will also talk about some online service through which you can format the text to your liking and paste it directly on the social network. Unfortunately, this last solution is not always reliable, since sometimes the formatted text is not displayed correctly on mobile devices, but also in this case we must be satisfied. Do you agree? Well, then we ban the chatter and go straight to the action!

How to write in bold on Facebook – Colored Facebook lettering

How to write in bold on Facebook

As already said at the beginning of the tutorial, currently Facebook does not integrate a function that allows you to format the text of posts: this means you can not customize the text inside a post using bold, italics and other formatting styles.

Without this premise, it must be said that the function of colored writing introduced by Facebook in the course of 2017 allows you to write in bold after choosing one of the many styles and colors available. Maybe it’s not exactly the solution you were looking for, but you do not have many other alternatives to choose from. So we do not waste any more time and see how to use this feature to write in bold on Facebook.

How to write in bold on Facebook – From Android devices

How to write in bold on Facebook

If you use an Android device, start the official Facebook app on your smartphone or tablet, log in to your account, tap into the field What are you thinking? and presses again in the field What are you thinking ?.

At this point you should see some small squares at the bottom of the screen: tap on one of them to choose the style and color of your post and type the message you want to publish inside. Have you noticed? The writing is in bold!

Now all you have to do is press the Publish button located at the top right to share the colored post with all your friends and allow them to view the written in bold that contains.

How to write in bold on Facebook – From iOS devices

How to write in bold on Facebook

The procedure to follow on iOS is practically identical to the one I have just described for Android devices. Again, you need to start the official Facebook app on your device, log in to your account and double-click in the To What are you thinking? Field.

Now, tap on one of the colored squares that are placed at the bottom and choose the color you want to give to your post. Then type your message that, as you can well note, is formatted in bold and publishes the post by tapping the appropriate item located at the top right.

How to write in bold on Facebook – From PC

How to write in bold on Facebook

Also from PC it is possible to create colored posts containing bold writings. To use this feature, connect to the Facebook login page from your favorite browser and log in to your account. When logged in, click in the To What are you thinking? and then click on one of the colored squares that appear on the screen to choose the color and style of your post.

At this point, type the message you want to publish on Facebook and, as you can see, these will be formatted by default in bold. If you are satisfied with the final result, click on the blue Publish button to publish the colored post containing the message written in bold.

How to write in bold on Facebook – Online services for formatting text

Did not the solution I referred to in the previous paragraphs fully satisfy you? Well, unfortunately there are no other “official” alternatives to which you can resort since, as I have already told you, at the moment Facebook does not integrate a specific function to format the text inside its posts. However, you can contact third-party solutions that allow you to format the text on Facebook.

The services I will talk about in the next few lines are all 100% free, but they do not always work properly. Sometimes the bold text that is generated by these online services is not displayed correctly on mobile devices. Instead of the characters in bold, in fact, a series of “X” could be displayed. On the other hand, this problem is almost never present on the PC. All clear? Well, let’s move on to action.

How to write in bold on Facebook – YayText

How to write in bold on Facebook

An online service that allows you to write boldly on Facebook quickly and easily is YayText. This tool can be used free of charge by any browser and its operation is very simple: you type the phrase in a special text field, copy it in the desired format and paste it in the Facebook post to be published.

To use YayText, then connect to the initial page of the service and type the phrase you want to format in bold in the text field placed at the entry Your Text. As you can see, the phrase will be converted simultaneously into different styles and fonts.

Now, find the style you like most (for example Bold Serif or Bold Sans) and click on the Copy button to copy it to the clipboard. Then log into your Facebook account, paste the text you copied a short while ago in the post you were writing and publish it by clicking the Publish button.

In the tests I’ve done, messages converted via this online service are displayed correctly even on smartphones and tablets. However, as I have already told you, since it is not an official solution, the results could be variable from device to device.

How to write in bold on Facebook – Unicode Text Converter

How to write in bold on Facebook

Another online service that allows you to format text using various styles and fonts is Unicode Text Converter. This is a completely free online service that can be used on virtually any browser. Its user interface is rather simple and minimal, which greatly facilitates its use.

If you want to use Unicode Text Converter to write in bold on Facebook, linked to the homepage of the service, type the phrase you want to publish on Facebook in the text field located under the heading Convert plain text (letters, sometimes numbers, sometimes punctuation) to obscure characters from Unicode. And click on the Show button.

On the Web page that opens, you should see a list containing many fonts and styles: after you find the one you like best, copy it and paste it on the Facebook post you want to write in bold, then click on the Publish button to make public the your post and you’re done.

In the tests I have done, Unicode Text Converter does not always work correctly and, for this reason, on mobile devices can appear many “X” instead of the characters of the phrase pasted on Facebook. In light of this, I suggest you prefer YayText to this service or take advantage of the function of colored posts

How to write in bold on Facebook