WhatsApp now allows users to add bold, italic, and strikethrough text to instant messages – and it’s really simple to do.
The function has come in the latest version of the app, and works on both iOS and Android – helping you say what you really mean when simple words and emojis just won’t cut it.
To add bold text to a WhatsApp message, simply add an asterisk to either of the end of the text, i.e. *bold text appears here*
For italics, add an underscore to each end of the text, i.e. _italic text appears here_
strikethrough text, add a tilde to each end of the text, i.e. ~strikethrough text appears here~
Each format can also be combined, for example to send text that’s both bold and italicised, just *_add asterisks and underscores together_*
Make sure you update to the latest version of the app to see the new text formats on Android and iOS.