• Fri. Apr 16th, 2021

How to Bold/Italicize & Cross over text on the new WhatsApp


Ever since an update to WhatsApp a while ago, it is now possible to customize the look of the text you type. Basically, this is made to lay more emphasis and better still, make things look more pretty. In the new WhatsApp, you can Bold text, Italicize text and even Cross Over text in your chats.  How do you do this? It’s pretty simple:

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  • To make your text bold, insert an asterisk (*) before and after the chosen words. E.g *Hello*
  • To italicize text, insert an underscore (_) before and after the chosen words. E.g _Hello_
  • For crossed text, insert (~) sign  before and after the text. E.g ~Hello~
  • That’s all.

From henceforth, you can surprise your friends with these new tricks, further helping you enjoy your chatting experience.

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Etoniru Chibueze

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2 thoughts on “How to Bold/Italicize & Cross over text on the new WhatsApp”
  1. ….. henceforth, you can surprise your friends with these new tricks, further helping you enjoy your

    You can, ONLY if the recipient has minimally updated his version of whatsapp to one that supports the font beautification feature.

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