Whatsapp the instant messaging application has always been plain and simple. Although its simplicity is the reason why it has managed to grab a huge amount of active users. After being sold to Facebook, Whatsapp has got some major tweaks which include voice and video calls and some interesting text formatting updates.
Other instant messaging applications have been continuously rolling out new features in their applications, so Whatsapp has introduced formatting to maintain the edge over its competitors. Now you can type your replies in bold, italics and
strikethrough and send it to your friends and family.
However, it was not immediately clear to most of the Whatsapp user about this update as Whatsapp doesn’t advertise its new features. Many people still wonder how some people are able to format their messages, so as an aid to this – we will tell you how to type bold, italics and strikethrough in Whatsapp.
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How to Type Bold, Italics, and Strikethrough in Whatsapp
Whatsapp users can use the formatting options by typing the following characters.
- Bold: By including an asterisk “*” in the beginning and to the end of the phrase, e.g. *Hi*
- Italics: Include an underscore “_” before and after the phrase you decide to be in italics, e.g. _I am Sumit_
- Strikethrough: Add a tilde “~” on both sides of the sentence to be stricken through, e.g. ~Hello~
- Monospace: To monospace your phrase add three backticks ““`” before and after the text, e.g. “`Yeah“`
Note: This method works on both Android and iOS-based Smartphones.
These methods should work for every user running Whatsapp on any operating system. However, you face any difficulties while trying to format text on Whatsapp then you might need to download the latest version of Whatsapp from the app store.
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