There are times online when you truly need to get your point across… especially on Facebook. Do you have any idea how many times I wish I could “holler” at someone on FB without having to use all caps? I just want a Bold button, Zuckerberg. While you are at it, Italics, Underline and a few others would be nice, as well. Heck, it is not only about yelling things, obviously.
How often do you have important things to say on Facebook? How do you make your post stand out? Do you use those silly backgrounds? Trust me… those get overlooked more than a plain post itself does. How awesome would it be to be able to bold small parts of your post or comment in order to draw the eyes of those most important to your life and causes?
Sadly, Facebook does not have a built-in capability to allow us to do this in status messages or comments. We can, however, use Bold in Notes… but who in the heck even uses Notes on Facebook anymore? Thankfully, there is a free – and completely safe – third-party app that I highly recommend called YayText.
Not only does YayText allow you to make text on Facebook Bold, it also helps you to underline, strikethrough, use Italics and create weird or crazy-looking (fun!) text. The app does not only work on Facebook, either: use it on Twitter, Instagram or anywhere else you choose.
Let’s take a look at how to use YayText to draw attention to your posts or comments on Facebook by using the Bold function.
Making Bold in Posts and Comments on Facebook
Keep in mind that you do not need to sign up for or download anything. This process may sound a tad strange, but it works and it is easy!
Open up your Facebook page and write your status message out normally, but do not post it yet!
Now, select the part of your text you would like to make bold and then press the ”CTRL” and ”C” keys at the same time.
Next, open up the YayText Bold Text Generator page. Scroll about halfway down the page until you see the text box that looks like this:
Click in the box and then paste your previously copied text from Facebook into the box. As soon as you do, you will notice several different options pop up which you will now be able to put into Facebook:
Choose the one you would like to use. To the right of that line, click the ”Copy” button. Go back over to your Facebook page and paste this copied version over top of your original text that you wanted to make Bold. Your next text choice shows up instantly!
As soon as you are happy with how your post looks, go ahead and hit the ”Enter” button to post your status, and enjoy the new look! This exact same process works for comments AND in Messenger messages, as well.
Now, let’s say you would like parts of your profile to stand out with bold text. YayText helps you do that, too! Head to your profile and click the ”Edit Bio” (or Create Bio if you have not already made one) button.
As before, select the text you would like to make Bold or Italicized and copy it. Head back over to the same YayText Bold Text Generator and paste it into that box to get your potential results.
Before copying, keep in mind that for whatever unknown reason developers have, the Sans options tend to work and show up better on Facebook than the Serif options do. Choose your preference and copy it over to your bio. Do this until you are happy with how it looks, and then hit that blue ”Save” button just below your profile Bio.
If Bold and Italics are not enough for you, head over to the main YayText page. You will see a huge list of options you can play around with in your next status message. These include (but are nowhere near limited to): Strikethrough, Slashes, Underline, adding lightning or smilies above your text and SO. MUCH. MORE!! Honestly, when I first discovered this, I was tempted beyond belief to start posting everything I wrote in cool different way. I behaved, though, I promise!
Now that you know how to make your status messages, profile sections, comments and Messages stand out a bit more, what else can I help you with on Facebook? Is there anything more you would like to be able to do that you just are not sure is possible? Believe me: if there is a way, I will find it for you!
Martin Ryan says
Interesting information on altering to bold. Thanks. Before going forward, I notice you said “before posting” titles. The titles I want to make bold are in text already posted.. Does this mean I can’t alter the title text unless I un-post and start over?
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Jaye Long says
Hi, I followed the directions to make the text font bold for a Facebook post. Viewing the bolded font on my PC is fine but viewing from my phone the lettering is unreadable. Any suggestion how I can get it to work for both?
It does’t work with Greek language.
YayText is supposed to be a Unicode thing. Yet it lacks the fonts supporting but the ASCII part of Unicode. A lot of letters in Icelandic, like: Á á; Ð ð; É é; Í Í; Ó ó; Ú ú; Ý ý; Þ þ; Æ æ; Ö ö; are missing! I also see that greek is missing and so possibly most non-English languages. Gird your trousers up, please.
Gordon Panther says
Thanks Kat (I also have a feline name # :) Very good thanks! I just need bold for FB. However, I am of course going to look at lightning effects if they are there! I have one FB query – dealing with user error really (no, not the contents of my posts)… Every so often I go to move to another page and it says ‘You have not finished your comment’. Most of the time, I’ve put in a comment then splunched some keys and it had started another accidental comment (e.g. “d” or “.”). Fine if I see it at the time – but if I then spend 5 mins reading posts and moving about – I’ve no idea where to look. And sometimes, it will have been a proper post that I hadn’t pressed Enter on. Any way to find such things do you know? Thanks – good tip!
Victoria Coulter says
We need to look at all the samples with boxes and question marks. MANY devices are totally incompatible, defaulting not to the plain text but to overriding the text with gibberish! Look at all the samples on the YayYext page…
“Why do some of the letters generated by YayText look like blanks, boxes, or question marks?
When an operating system, app, or font can’t render a specific unicode character, it will fallback to a replacement character. Replacement characters often look like boxes with question marks, boxes with letters inside, empty boxes, or diamonds with question marks. If you post something using a YayText style, it might look fine to you, but someone with an incompatible device might only see replacement characters.”
It does not work with any non latin fonts !!!
Costas Aristides says
Yaytext is very easy to use, but unfotrtunately it does not work with Greek fonts.
Is there a way to overcome this?