Facebook is contantly making little changings and updates and the latest adds some real colour to your timeline.
If you're on Android, just go to 'What's on your mind?' and start typing. A colour bar will pop up at the bottom, letting you choose how the background behind your text will appear. Like so.
There are a small number of choices at the moment but it's definitely a way to make your updates stand out, at least until everyone starts to do it. You can see this update as another attempt by Facebook to retain users in the face of flashier options like Snapchat, and it's might well be enough to keep some users engaged a little longer.
The red and white is pretty nice for Christmas too!
This update is rolling out worldwide but it's working for us on Android in Ireland now.