How to type bold, italics & strikethrough in whatsapp

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Did you know that the founders of WhatsApp were rejected from Facebook? Yes, its true Brian Acton and Jan Koum founder of WhatsApp mobile messaging app couldn’t get a job at Facebook. In 2014 the table was turned when they sold Whatsapp to Facebook for $19 billion. In current times Whatsapp is used by more than 300 millions of people every day in more than 109 countries. The reasons that brought WhatsApp such tremendous popularity are:

one it very easy to use the app, it has simple and reliable features, Quick updates, easy backup. Whatsapp is the most friendly messaging mobile app which runs on the different operating system such as ios, android or even windows efficiently.  

WhatsApp is now 10 years old and has continuously gained its popularity ever since. Over the decade WhatsApp has never failed to their users and has always provided them with new features that makes the application even more easier. Whatsapp has recently come up with the new formatting features for typed texts. You can now apply bold, italics and strikethrough formatting to your text.

Here is how you can use these new features in your WhatsApp chats follow the below step and enjoy the new formatting features.

How to type bold text in WhatsApp   

First of all, start your WhatsApp and open your friends chat to whom you wish to share the formatted text.

Use asterisk sign to bold text in WhatsApp ( * )

Type your text and just add asterisk sign ( * ) before and after the text.

Example: *bold*

Bold

Place send button, the message will be sent in bold format.

How to type Italic text in WhatsApp   

First of all, start your WhatsApp and open your friends chat to whom you wish to share the formatted text.

Use underscore sign for italics text in WhatsApp ( _ )

Type your text and just add underscore sign ( _ ) before and after the text.

Example: _Italics_

Place send button, the message will be sent in Italics format.
Italics in whatsapp

How to type Strikethrough text in WhatsApp   

First of all, start your WhatsApp and open your friends chat to whom you wish to share the formatted text.

Use tilde sign for strikethrough text in WhatsApp ( ~ )

Type your text and just add tilde sign ( ~ ) before and after the typed text.

Example: ~strikethrough~

Place send button, the message will be sent in bold format.
strikethrough

Different formats in the same text

Not only you can edit your text in bold, italic and strike through but you can even apply any one or all the three options together.

Remember the symbols of the format stated below place their combination before and after the text to apply different text format.

 

  • Bold:  *
  • Italica:  _
  • Strikethrough: ~

Bold+Italic

Use Asterisk sign (*) and underscore ( _ ) sign together to apply bold and italic effects to your WhatsApp text.

*_Example1_*

Bold+Strikethrough

Use Asterisk sign ( * ) and tilde ( ~ ) sign together to apply bold and strikethrough effects to your Whatsapp text.
example 1 whatsapp

*~Example2~*

Italics+strikethrough

Use underscore ( _ ) and tilde ( ~ ) sign together to apply italics and strikethrough effects to your Whatsapp text.
example 2 whatsapp

_~Example3~_

Bold+Italic+strikethrough

To apply all the three effects together i.e bold, italic and strikethrough use Asterisk ( * ), ( _ ), and tilde ( ~ ) symbols before and after the typed text.

*_~Example4 ~_*


You can do a lot’s of things using these formats in your text. Let’s say you want to highlight something specific in your text or send a beautiful text invitation to someone you do it all with WhatsApp. Make your boring messages attractive and be as creative as you want. Try these cool text formats in WhatsApp while you text your friends and surprise them.

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