The next time you head over to post an update on your Facebook app, you may notice a bright new feature that's lighting up the News Feed and turning words into art. Wondering how to make your Facebook status colorful on iPhone? It's easy to mermaidify or add ombre to your latest status with a few simple steps. These eye-catching statuses are so fun that you may never want to go back to the ol' black text on a white background.
The special feature rolled out to Android users December of last year; now, iOS users have the ability to colorfully express themselves as well. The stylish statuses have been visible across all devices for the past few months, so it was only a matter of time before the feature became widespread.
Although Facebook has largely been known for its ability to support verbose text-based statuses, many recent updates have added more tools to encourage the sharing of photos and images as well. Facebook Stories, for example, brought an ephemeral slideshow feature to the platform similar to those already popular on Instagram and Snapchat, as well as animated overlays and creative filters. The colorful statuses, meanwhile, has become one more design element that brings the text-heavy News Feed into the pictorial sphere.
If you want add some visual va-va-voom to your next post, here's how to create a colorful Facebook status from the comfort of your own iPhone or desktop: