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Huge font in your Facebook feed? It's not a glitch, here's why it's happening

Huge font in your Facebook feed? It's not a glitch, here's why it's happening

Nowadays, Facebook status updates may be one of the most common forms of public expression. You can tell people what you're doing and how you feel, post photos or videos, and share interesting links to things from all around the web. Just make sure you're not using your status updates to share hoax stories.

Status updates are a staple feature in our News Feed and have been around since the inception of the global social media site. There's one small change (or a big change, depending on how you look at it) that you may start to notice while scrolling through your feed.

Facebook is changing the size of the font for certain status updates. It is normally size 14 but you may start to see messages in size 24.

There are a few conditions to this change. Your status must be less than 35 characters and it cannot include an attachment, such as a link or photo. Since Facebook wants us to share more personal and original content, instead of third-party links, this may be a way of drawing more attention to those types of posts.

Facebook is rolling this change out slowly. Some people have noticed larger fonts on short statuses while other status updates are all the same size on other news feeds. See the picture below for a comparison. Both of these statuses have fewer than 35 characters but only the one on the right has the enlarged font.

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Facebook hasn't said anything about the change yet but the company does make tweaks from time to time without announcing it. Back in July, we reported a change that would make posts from your close friends and family show up first, instead of celebrities and businesses. In September, Android users started to notice a "What friends are talking about" update, which encouraged people to chat with friends instead of just silently observing their posts.

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