How To Format Text In Whatsapp Chat


World popular messaging app, Whatsapp, has rolled out a new update to its application which allows the users to format text just as it is done in any word processor application.

This feature was originally tested in beta but its now available to Whatsapp Android and iOS apps, Users can now add bold, italics and Strike through in Whatsapp android and iOS app. The Whatsapp formatting codes can also be used online via the WhatsApp Web Client, but the formatting will only appear in the app-based version of the chats.

For you to use this new feature, you will have to download and install the latest Whatsapp version from your mobile phone respective app store.

Below are the new updates:


  • Bold: Add an asterisk (*) before and after the specific words or phrases you want to embolden e.g. *mobilitaria*
  • Italics: Add an underscore (_) before and after your chosen words or phrases e.g. _LasgidiOnline_
  • Strikethrough: Add a tilde (~) before and after the words or phrases you want to strike a line through e.g. ~LasgidiOnline~

You can also additionally apply all the three formats to a word eg *~_LasgidiOnline_~*

Other recent additions include the ability to share photos, images and other files stored on other third party apps – including iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft’s OneDrive – with their contacts on WhatsApp. Beyond photos, the app added the ability to send and received PDF files. Once users receive the file they can see an in-line preview.

More so, messages can be ‘starred’, to save them for later, and you can embed a previous text in your reply, like a Quote-Tweet on Twitter, and forward content to other conversations.

How do you see this latest Whatsapp update?

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