There doesn't appear to be any formatting links when I do a Facebook Wall post. Is there any way to do formatting like HTML, markup, etc?
There is a way you can use formatting markup, instead of writing a normal Facebook status update, you need to create a Facebook Note, it lets you insert images and create links, use bold or italic text, create lists (ordered or unordered), use H1 and H2 headings etc
If you want to be able to use formatting in a normal status update or a comment on someone's timeline you can use a tool that converts your text into different unicode fonts, depending on which formatting type you require, which you can copy and paste into the status or comment box.
Here's a list of font changing tools you can use :
UPDATE July 2019 Facebook now lets you add limited formatting to group posts. If you click the back to front P type character in the update box, as shown in the screenshot, a few formatting options are displayed, "H1", "H2", Unordered List, Numbered List, Quotation. Also if you select any of the text you have written in the group post box, 2 more formatting options will pop up above the text, "Bold" and "Italic". These options are not available for comments on group posts, just the posts themselves.
This site offers one solution: by replacing the characters themselves with unicode equivalents, you can format text anywhere.
This is some example text showing all the different formatting options offered.
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘪𝘴 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 e̶x̶a̶m̶p̶l̶e̶ 𝓉ℯ𝓍𝓉 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝙩𝙝𝙚 d̶i̶f̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶t̶ 𝒻ℴ𝓇𝓂𝒶𝓉𝓉𝒾𝓃ℊ 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥.
However, if your users don't have a font installed that has the various characters available, they might see little boxes or question marks instead.
I think the only way to do this is by using a 3rd Party Application.
- go to Profile HTML Facebook application page
- click on
Go to applicationand then on
- insert your HTML code inside the “your code” text area
- click on
submitto save your HTML code
- click on
add to profile, select
wall and info taband choose
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