WhatsApp is now allowing its users to add bold, italics and
strikethrough text to its instant messages, allowing users to stress their points even more so via the app!
Here is how you do it:
• For BOLD: add an asterisk (*) before and after the specific word: e.g. *hello*
• For ITALICS: add an underscore (_) before and after the specific word: e.g. _hello_
STRIKETHROUGH: add a tilde (~) before and after the specific word: e.g. ~hello~
You can also combine all of the formats together in your texts, making it look like
The new feature is now available for both iPhone and Android, but users would need to update their WhatsApp to version 2.12.17 for iOS and 2.12.535 for Android to start using them.
Also, if the receiving end party have not updated their WhatsApp to the latest version, they will not be able to see the new format in their texts.
(Photo sources: standard.co.uk, techtimes.com)