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How to Type Bold, Italics, and Strikethrough in WhatsApp

For you who use WhatsApp, now you can type text in Bold, Italic, or Strikethrough text , also in strikethrough format or the combination of those. This whatsapp formatting feature was first tested in beta version in the last mid of March 2016 and now can be used in the latest version of WhatsApp.

This Whatsapp formatting feature for Bold, Italics, and Strikethrough text formats, and the combination of those formats, cannot be set using button or other setting configuration in WhatsApp. Users must put the code to format the text.

How to type Italics in WhatsApp : (_)

Add an underscore (_) before and after your chosen words or phrases you want to make it Italic
e.g. _ITALIC TEXT IN WHATSAPP_  the display will be: ITALIC TEXT IN WHATSAPP

How to bold in WhatsApp : (*)

To type bold text you can add an asterisk (*) before and after your chosen words or phrases you want to make it bold
e.g. *BOLD TEXT IN WHATSAPP*  ,the display will be:  BOLD TEXT IN WHATSAPP

How to type Strikethrough in WhatsApp : (~)

Add a tilde (~) before and after the words or phrases you want to strike a line through
e.g. ~STRIKETHROUGH TEXT IN WHATASPP~ it will display the text as : STRIKETHROUGH TEXT IN WHATASPP

How to type Italic-Bold in WhatsApp : (_*)

You also can combine the code to make it Italic and bold. Add (_*) before and after the words or phrases you want to make it Italic-Bold.
e.g: _*Italic-Bold in WhatsApp*_  it will be displayed as : Italic-Bold in WhatsApp

 

You can try to combine the codes above to create text with combined formats such as to create a bold, italic, and strikethrough text .

In order to use this WhatsApp formatting feature, you need to update your application to this minimum version of WhatsApp :
for Android :  WhatsApp Version 2.12.535.
for iPhone (iOS): WhatsApp Version  2.12.17.

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