How To Bold, Italize & Strikethrough Whatsapp Messages


FtAs you probably know, Whatsapp Messenger provides updates regularly. Ok, you’d most likely have seen messages sent over Whatsapp that has some emphasy features on it like the Bold, Italic and Strikethrough quote contact as link features. These features are increasingly becoming very popular among Whatsapp users, but some users do not know how to use them yet.

Let me quickly guide you through the simple steps on how go about these.

To bold text, simply add the asterisk symbol (*) before and after the text you intend to bold and then send it.

To italize text, simply add the underscore symbol (_) before and after the text you intend to italise and then send it.

To strikethrough text, simply add the ~ symbol before and after the text, and then send it.


To quote a contact in a message, simply add the @ symbol in a message and then type the contact you want to quote before pressing send.

I hope you have learnt something!

WhatsApp Messenger was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo!. It is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones. It uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and audio media messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. The name “WhatsApp” was used because it sounded like “what’s up. As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of up to one billion, making it the most globally popular messaging application.

WhatsApp Inc. is based in Mountain View, California and has been acquired by Facebook Inc. on February 19, 2014, for approximately US$19.3 billion.

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