Set color of TextView span in Android


Is it possible to set the color of just span of text in a TextView?

I would like to do something similar to the Twitter app, in which a part of the text is blue. See image below:

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Another answer would be very similar, but wouldn’t need to set the text of the TextView twice

TextView TV  (TextView)findViewById(;

Spannable wordtoSpan  new SpannableString("I know just how to whisper, And I know just how to cry,I know just where to find the answers");        

wordtoSpan.setSpan(new ForegroundColorSpan(Color.BLUE), 15, 30, Spannable.SPAN_EXCLUSIVE_EXCLUSIVE);


Answered By – DanO

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