It started out experimental, but it turns out that Facebook’s Notes update was a success and they’re now officially rolling it out for everyone to indulge in and enjoy. At this point, it seems better underlined that the social media network is rolling up its sleeves and doing its best to offer anything under the sun to its 1.4 billion users.
- Facebook Notes was first released in 2006
- Its last update was rolled out in 2010
- The social media network has made it look more like a blog, with customized text and cover images
- The feature is momentarily only available for the web
They have expanded from the usual posts of sharing events with people in your Friends List, or just an endless string of selfies, to watching videos, edging in on live streaming, and now it’s expanding into the blogging world. The new feature is quite similar to Medium, a popular choice for bloggers.
It’s been five years since Facebook rolled out an update for its Notes services, so it fell somewhere in the depths of the internet, gathering dust and ignored about most users. However, it’s staging a comeback and it seems their revamp has seen enough to success to become available to everyone.
Facebook Notes is the social media’s way of offering users an option to make longer posts that might actually look more appealing, and in a different format that wouldn’t hurt your eyes while reading through long paragraphs.
It could be said it’s for those posts that have less to do with update on current events, and more to do with long stories, general ramblings or for those with journalistic aspirations.
Plus, it looks a lot fancier than the simple black to white format.
The text inside the Notes can be further customized, with bullet points, paragraph alignment, numbered lists, and cover images to add that extra aesthetic factor to your long posts. This seems to be Facebook’s way of drawing in more bloggers to their platform, so for anyone who has ever maintained a blog, it’s mostly like that.
The text can be further customized with the basic options of bold, italic and underline for a more elegant touch, though not accessible through built-in buttons, and users will have to make use of the well known keyboard shortcuts.
It should also be noted that the Notes feature within Facebook is only available for the web version of the platform, and it has yet been unconfirmed if smartphone users will get the same option. Though it seems more unlikely that it will become as popular considering that will mean they will write long posts on their tiny touchpad.
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