Facebook has launched new updates to their status bar, and now they are testing the ability to post colourful comments underneath posts. The company wants to extend the features to the comment section by allowing the users to choose a colourful gradient or individual colour for each text-only comment.
The feature is simply in an early testing phase, which explains why it is only available to a small number of users. The experiment is limited to the Facebook mobile app only, with the desktop site showing the colourful comments as regular ones with white backgrounds.
The way the feature works is simple – users write a comment as usual and are then given the choice between eight different colour options: a regular white background, red, blue or orange, as well as four gradient options based on different colours. It’s currently unknown how long the testing phase will last, but if proven popular, the feature could eventually roll out to all users on every platform, desktop included. This particular test is only one of several that Facebook is currently conducting; being the largest social media network on the planet, the company is constantly experimenting with new interfaces, functionalities, and general changes meant to improve the end-user experience of its services, with its subsidiaries like WhatsApp and Instagram employing similar development practices focused on keeping users interested in their offerings.
It remains to be seen how Facebook decides to move forward with the feature and whether it tweaks it before a wider release or ends up scrapping it entirely.