How to bold, italicize & strikethrough text in WhatsApp

WhatsApp knew that there’s a time you would want to highlight something very important in your messages in that’s why they make it possible to format text.

Formatting text in WhatsApp comes in the form of bolding, italicizing, striking through it and monospacing it. Before we show you how to do this, we have some things you should know.

Things you should know

✓You can format as many words as you wish.

✓There’s no way you can disable the text formatting such that you will stop receiving formatted text from other users.

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✓The way text is formatted in WhatsApp is different from how it is formatted in other mobile apps.

How to bold text in WhatsApp

If you want to make your text bold, you only have to put asterisks on the left and right side of the text you want to bold like this: *bold*

How to make text italic in WhatsApp

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You only need to put underscores on either side of the text like this: _italic_

How to put a strikethrough on text in WhatsApp

To be able to put a strikethrough, you only have to put a tilde on both sides of the text: ~strikethrough~

How to monospace text in WhatsApp

Whenever you want to monospace a certain word just put three backticks on the right side and left side of the text like this: “`monospace“`

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Second option to format text in WhatsApp

There’s a quicker way to format your text in WhatsApp. You only need to write your text, then hold and select it and tap three dots (shown below) to choose how you want to format it.

That’s how you format text in WhatsApp so that you highlight the importance of a certain message in WhatsApp. Tell us what you think about it in the comment section below.

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