Hello friends! In touch with your Ekaterina Frolova 🙂You probably already lost me, since I did not write very long ago in the blog and did not make submissions. I now pass the spring “cleaning” projects, and my own brain, so to write articles just do not get around. But today I have some interesting news for you! So interesting that I decided to take a break from cleaning strategic and write on a topic that has caused genuine interest on the part of my audience. This theme – the formatting of text in Facebook .
You may remember that at the end of March, I wrote about how to highlight words in bold or italic type in Facebook . This article aroused great interest among the readers and the post in the Facebook and all has become one of the most popular on the page About SMM , which I, of course, very happy. But, if you read the article, you probably remember that I described formatting method was the problem – it was possible to format only letters, that is not so much and it is interesting for all of us that use the Cyrillic alphabet. Do you agree?
So, guys, today I have a very cool news for you! Facebook recently added the ability to edit the text directly in the block publication! At the moment, Facebook is testing the chiponly on the pages of events . It is, incidentally, had already appeared in all of you! Have you noticed it? But I think that in the foreseeable future, the ability to edit the text will appear on the pages, as well as in groups in Facebook. I, at least at this very hope, as this really cool thing!
Thus, in the pages of events you can already edit text using a markup language, which is called markdown.
Below I will tell briefly what markdaun and how to use it, and show in practice how the whole thing will look like. By the way, do not forget to save yourself the article to your favorites to always have before my eyes a sign with tips on formatting text Facebook.
What kind of animal – markdown?
Definition from Wikipedia:
Markdown’s (markdaun) – a lightweight markup language created with the purpose of writing the most readable and easy to edit the text, but is suitable for conversion into advanced language publications (HTML, Rich Text, and others.).
In simple terms, you can select the publication of the text by using certain combinations of characters. For example, an asterisk in front of a word / phrase and the asterisk after, highlight your text in italics.
Below I will text formatting capabilities via markdauna that are available to us in Facebook:
|~~ ~~ Text|
|Hyperlink||[Golubenky text] (https://www.facebook.com/prosmm1)|
// Insert code here ~~~ ~~~
|Numbered list||1. The first element|
|H1||# Title of the first level|
|H2||Title ## of the second level|
|H3||### Title of the third level|
|H4||#### Title of the fourth level|
Note that the markdown markup language is not an innovation. It has long been used, for example, in the social. network Google +, as well as many mobile applications, where you need to edit the text. Facebook, of course, was late with the introduction of this feature, but there is little pleasure for us! Facebook, though long harness, but it went quickly, immediately entering a fairly extensive list of formatting options, and not just bold text, italics, strikethrough, both in the same Google +.
How it will work in practice?
I think that with the theory markdaun we more or less sorted out. Now let’s see how it all works directly in Facebook. For those who began to read attentively, I repeat, at the moment, this option works only on the pages of events!
You add text, click on the icon and you will have an additional window viewing formatted text, t. E. In the first box you write, and in the second, see how your text looks formatted, more readable format.
You can use any of the formatting features that I described in the table above, and even combine them, t. E. You can make the header of the first level and also highlight it in italics or, for example, make a numbered list, select the first word in bold. Here everything will depend entirely on your goals, what you want to attract the user’s attention.
Note that after the publication, the default Facebook will show a beautiful, rich text, although it still allows the user to see and “naked” text without formatting. I can not say exactly why he does it, but perhaps it has something to do with technical problems that may occur in individuals with reading the edited text.
So Facebook shows the user that the text has been formatted using markdown: