How to Bold Letters on Facebook

By Dan Howard

Chances are that you've never seen a Facebook status update that featured bold lettering, since Facebook doesn't offer support for text formatting in news feed items. However, there are a few places in Facebook where you can make your text bold. The Facebook Note writer includes a bold icon for formatting your note text, and Facebook Chat allows you to make any full word bold by surrounding it with symbols.

Bold in Facebook Chat

Step 1

Click the "Chat" tab in the lower-right corner of the Facebook window, and click on the friend you'd like to chat with.

Step 2

Surround text that you wish to send in bold letters with two * symbols.For instance, to write "hi!" in bold, you would type: *hi!*

Step 3

Surround text that you wish to send with bold and underline lettering with *_ and _*. You must precede the first underline with a star, and follow the second underline with a star. No other order of symbols will work.For instance, to write "hi!" in a bold underline, you would type: *_hi!_*

Bold in Facebook Notes

Step 1

Click your name in the upper-left corner of the Facebook window to access your profile page.

Step 2

Click "Notes" to access your Facebook Notes. Click on a note to edit it, or click "Write a Note" to create a new note.

Step 3

Highlight the text that you wish to make bold, using your mouse.

Step 4

Click the "B" icon at the top of the note to change the highlighted text to bold.

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