How to Use Latex on Facebook

To all math teachers, mathematicians, and math enthusiasts who are also Facebook users, it is now possible to use Latex on Facebook. All you have to do is to use Google Chrome as a browser and install the Latex for Facebook Extension.

Until Facebook integrates latex into its system, I think this one is very good to use. So far so good, I have no complains about it.

To use latex in Facebook, just put the $ sign before and after the latex code. The equation below is an example of an expression image generated by latex.

facebook latex

A screenshot of Latex in Google Chrome Browser

 New to Latex?

To those who are not familiar with latex, it is a typesetting system used for mathematics and scientific documents. In websites and blogs, latex can be used to create mathematical expressions like the quadratic formula below:

x = \displaystyle \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a}

.You might want to check out the following posts on how to use latex.

Aside from these, there are also numerous latex posts in this blog. Just use the search box on the upper right hand page of this page.

Honestly, I am wondering why until now, Facebook has not integrated latex in its system.

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