How to Bold, Italics and Strikethrough Text in WhatsApp Messages (+New Features)

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How to Use Bold, Italic & Strikethrough Text in WhatsApp Messages

Hey guys, If you’re a WhatsApp user, you might be interested to know that the WhatsApp just added some new direct text formatting options. Now, you can use bold, italics and strikethrough text in your WhatsApp’s messages.

Means text formatting finally comes to WhatsApp Messenger. You can now type your messages/replies in your favorite font in bold, italics or/and strikethrough to your friends and family.

These tricks or WhatsApp update can change the way how people use WhatsApp, You can impress your friends with bold, italics and strikethrough style text.

Bold Italic Strikethrough Your Text in WhatsApp Messages

How to Use Bold, Italics or Strikethrough Text Formatting WhatsApp Features:

It’s pretty easy to do that,

To Make Bold: just add an asterisk (*) before and after the specifics words : e.g. *hello*

To Make Italics: just add an underscore (_) before and after the specifics words: e.g. _hello_

To Make Strikethrough: just add a tilde (~) before and after the specifics words: e.g. ~hello~

Note: You must add * or _ or ~ before and after your text. i.e. Just adding in starting only or adding after only will not work.

These new text stylings can also be entered in the WhatsApp web client and yeah, also the formatting will show up.

Why are Text Formatting Not Working on My Android/WhatsApp?

Bold, Italic or Strikethrough is now available for users running WhatsApp version 2.12.17 on iOS and version 2.12.535 for Android.

If it’s not working on your Android, then the reason may be the older version of WhatsApp installed on your Android, You need to do is to just Update your WhatApp to the latest version and enjoy text formatting in your WhatApp Message.

Last Word:

So, WhatsApp is now allowing users to add bold, italics and strikethrough options for text formatting in WhatsApp Messages. It’s really interesting, isn’t it..?? Yes of course. Share your views in comments.

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