Whatsapp has pushed out a new update for its app users that brings you the ability to send rich text including–
Bold, italics and
strikethrough in your message.
WhatsApp users can now use bold, italics and strikethrough in their text messages. And it might just change the way you talk to your friends.
It’s not immediately obvious how to access the new options since the app does not include them in the small selection menu you can access by pressing and holding on a word in iOS.
• Bold: Add an asterisk (*) before and after the specific words or phrases you want to embolden e.g. *hello*
• Italics: Add an underscore (_) before and after your chosen words or phrases e.g. _hello_
• Strikethrough: Add a tilde (~) before and after the words or phrases you want to strike a line through e.g. ~hello~
These new styling can also be entered in the WhatsApp web client — which launched last year — but the formatting will only show up in the app-based version of chats.
All you need to have is the latest version (2.16.4) of WhatsApp running on your smartphone.
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