WhatsApp now allows users to add bold, italic, and strikethrough text to instant messages – and it’s really simple to do.
Whatsapp added new update now includes the ability to add text formatting, which includes bold, italics and strikethrough. this means users will be able to stress the fact that their message is going too long unanswered by using italics, or use strikethrough to change their thought. adding these formatting feature make whatsapp more like a desktop word processor finally bringing it up to par with other chat apps like slack
How it works
- Update Whatsapp App
- For bold, add asterisks to either side of your text, e.g. *bold*
- To italicise, add underscores either side, e.g. _italics_
- To strikethrough text add tildes either side, e.g. ~tilde~
- It’s also possible to combine the new formats, such as _*bolditalics*_.
To bold text, the user must add an asterisk (commonly known as the * symbol) before and after the word(s).
Bold Example: What’s for *lunch*?
To use italics, the user puts an underscore before and after the word(s).
Italics Example: _Hello_ Are you there?
To use strikethrough (which crosses out the word or phrase), insert a tilde (the squiggly dash that looks like this ~) before and after the words.
Strikethrough Example: Want to go for ~dinner~ drinks?
Users can attach a PDF from another source like a cloud service by tapping on “Browse other docs.” They can also tap on Media from contact or group info to view PDFs that they send and receive on the Android version.
The app also added the ability to share photos, and pinch to zoom in on videos.