This is how you make use of Whatsapp’s new Bold, Italics, and Strikethrough features

By March 30, 2016Current

TL;DR – Here’s how you can make use of Whatsapp’s latest updates.

Whatsapp’s finally letting us express ourselves through the power of formatted text. Your emphasis can now be made more concisely by adding symbols on the side of your words.

Get ahead of the game, and show your friends how it’s done.

BOLD

Add a * on either side of your words. Eg: “*bold*” will look something like this:

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ITALICS

Add a _ on either side of your words. Eg: “_italics_” will look something like this:

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 10.13.46 AM

STRIKETHROUGH

Add a ~ on either side of your words. Eg: “~strikethrough~” will look something like this:

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 10.13.50 AM

Sadly, these changes don’t reflect on Whatsapp Web, so be sure to explain to your uninformed friends _why_ you’re *writing* like ~this.

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It seems that the updates haven’t been rolled out fully just yet, so if you’re adding *stars* without any changes, just hang tight and wait for the updates to come to you.

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Annie Teh

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Passionate about web-based content, I get excited about creating platforms for conversation through social media and the potential it holds for culture-crafting. I believe in working for a cause, and hope to one day contribute to the creation of a more cohesive and integrated culture in Singapore. Until then, I am writing my way through digital life, one foreboding online trend at a time.

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