FYI: Whatsapp introduces Bold, Italic & Strikethrough option

Whatsapp update version 2.12.17 for iPhone and 2.12.535 for Android finally lets its users format their texts. Bolditalic, strikethrough or bold italic are the new way to be cool.

 

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Now, the option is not activated from settings or by one magical button, but it’s available by using codes. From the printscreen above:

  • Bold option: hug the word or sentence with asterisks (*). e.g.: *really*
  • Italic option: hug the word or sentence with underscores (_). e.g.: _just saying_
  • Strikethrough option: hug the word or sentence with tildes (~). e.g.: ~don’t~
  • Bolt italic option: hug the word or sentence with asterisks (*) and underscores (_) together, regardless the order. e.g.: _*all of them*_

With more than one billion people using the app every month, this makes the app so great, since Whatsapp’s new features and updates have been kind of basic and the only exciting thing about it was introducing voice calls.

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