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Facebook Notes are finally pretty enough to use

September 25, 2015, 8:24 PM UTC
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Facebook Notes are back, and looking more like blog posts than ever.

On Friday, the social network unveiled an updated version of the feature for writing longer form posts most users have forgotten years ago. Now, Facebook (FB) users can add a cover photo, caption and resize photos, and format the text into headers, quotes, or bullets.

Originally, Facebook Notes were simple white pages for writing some users occasionally used to write a long-form post about a memory, experience, or opinion, among other things, and it appeared in a special section on their profiles. However, the company never invested too much energy into the feature and it didn’t become as popular some of the Facebook’s other features like location check-ins, for example.

The updated Notes, however, makes a better use of images, and is overall better-designed thanks to font and text options — and they look eerily similar to blog publishing tool Medium.

Facebook users can head to or search “notes” on mobile to access the feature.