Over the past few months WhatsApp has rolled out some updates for both Android and iOS, which have added some neat formatting options for your messages. If you’re not up to date yet, it’s time you got caught up.
The formatting mechanism is extremely simple. All you have to do is enclose the text you want to format within some special characters.
- To make text bold, place an asterisk on both sides of the text e.g. *text*
- To make text italic, place an underscore on both sides of the text e.g. _text_
- To strikethrough some text, place a tilde on both sides of the text e.g. ~text~
- WhatsApp has also rolled out a special font called FixedSys. To format some text using FixedSys surround add 3 consecutive backticks on both sides of the text e.g. “`text“`
So, happy formatting! WhatsApp was always quite cool, and now it’s just got a little cooler!