In the online world of social networking, Facebook is your bullhorn. Whether you’re happy, sad, stressed or exhilarated, you can add it to your Facebook news feed two ways. Anyone who follows you or is configured to receive your status updates will receive a notice as soon as you post it.

Through a Status Update

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account and click either your main profile page or your news feed. The status text box is at the top of both.

Step 2

Click in the status text box and begin typing how you feel where it says “What’s on your mind?”

Step 3

Click the “Post” button to share your feelings.

Through the Feelings Box

Step 1

Click in the status text box, which activates the small buttons below the text box. Note that they are light gray and may be hard to see.

Step 2

Click the icon of a smiley face to open the feelings menu and click the first option, “Feeling,” in the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Scroll to the option that most describes how you are feeling and click it. You can also scroll all the way to the bottom, click “Add your own” and type a feeling.

Step 4

Click the “Post” button to share your feelings.