What is Facebook without comments? Loving and Worshiping is good but there are times when you feel like framing your thoughts, participating in a conversation, interacting … well, I know, it’s also a tool of outrage and oppression (hello trolls!). But without Facebook comments, I guess life wouldn’t be that interesting, right?
We use it every day. Whether you want to tag a person or post your opinion on someone’s posts, comments are here for you. These tiny little boxes are important and we have decided to cover them in this post as well. Although we play with them frequently, very few people actually know about the commenting features available to us.
In this post, we are talking about the best tips and tricks you can use in your daily Facebook (if that’s a word).
7 Best Facebook Commentary Tips and Tricks You Should Know
1. ADD TEXT EFFECTS
You may have noticed that comments on Facebook are now colored (sort of). Some words in the comments appear in a different style. For example, congrats is the most popular on my calendar. Have you ever clicked on congratulating text? This triggers a cool animation.
The functionality is similar to that of Facebook Messenger where if you send a heart or a balloon it triggers animations. However, on Facebook these aren’t activated by emojis but by text and Facebook rightly calls them Text Delight.
All you need to do to enable them is enter the supported words or phrases in the comments. Here is the list of some of the Facebook Text Delight words.
- Best wishes
- Congratulations or congratulations
- You are the best
- Bff or bffs
- Xo or XOXO
- Wonderful moment
- You got that
- Best Wishes
- Congrats or Congratulations
- You’re the best
- Bff or bffs
- Xo or XOXO
- Wonderful time
- You got this
2. REMOVE ANIMATION FROM THE TEXT EFFECT
Some people may not want their comment to appear colored. Come on, it’s 2018! … But we respect your choice. And Facebook too. It provides an option to remove text effects. Once you do this, the text will appear like any other normal text. And, it will lose its animation too.
To remove text effects from your comments, click on the three-dot menu next to the comment and select Remove Text Effects from the menu. For mobile apps, long press the comment and click the Remove text effects option.
3. ADD A REACTION
Do you know those situations where you don’t want to respond to a comment but want to acknowledge it? Fortunately, as with posts, you can add reactions to comments . Usually Facebook supports six emoji reactions but they keep adding new ones for a limited time.
To respond to a comment, hover your mouse over the Like button or long press the Like button (if using the mobile app). Then select the emoji you want to use.
4. MODIFY THE COMMENTS
Humans make mistakes. Unlike Twitter, it doesn’t let you edit tweets, Facebook is cool with edits. It allows you to edit posts and comments at the same time. Anytime you feel there is an error in the comment you posted (beware, grammar nazis are everywhere) you can edit it.
To edit a comment on the website, tap the three-dot icon next to the comment and select Edit from the menu. On mobile apps, hold the comment and tap the Edit option.
5. TEXT FORMATTING
In addition to native text effects, you can also format your comments using old formatting techniques like bold, italics, etc. Since Facebook does not provide these features natively, you must use third-party websites to generate the text. Then you need to copy and paste the text in the comments.
You can use the following websites to apply formatting and generate comments in a different font.
6. ACTIVATE THE CLASSIFICATION OF COMMENTS
Do you frequently use the Public setting for your Facebook posts? You will love this tip. If you get a lot of comments on your public posts, Facebook tries to make it easier for you with the Comment Rank setting.
Buried under the Facebook settings , the Comment Ranking setting, when enabled, places the most relevant comments on top.
To enable comment ranking on the website, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Facebook website and click on the little down arrow present at the top. Select Settings.
2nd step: Click on Public publications present on the left side.
Step 3: Tap the Edit button next to the comment rating. Click the drop-down button under Comment Rating and select Enabled.
7. CUSTOMIZE PUBLIC COMMENTS
The above setting allows you to play with the rating of comments only. However, if you don’t want your followers or random people to comment on your public posts, you can choose who is allowed to comment.
Facebook offers three settings: Public, Friends of Friends, and Friends. To choose the new setting, follow these steps:
Step 1: Follow steps 1 and 2 of the above tip for website or mobile apps.
2nd step: In the public post settings, find the public post comments settings. Change the privacy setting according to your preferences.
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Make your comments more interesting with these super cool tips and tricks. Let us know if we missed a round.