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How to bold, italicize, strikethrough and underline in WhatsApp

Have you noticed that certain people on your contact list send messages on WhatsApp using bold, italics, strikethrough, and even changing the text format with another font? Would you like to know how to do it? Continue reading this post to know how to bold, italicize and strikethrough on WhatsApp.

The number one application in instant messaging implemented in 2017, simple formats to replace the boring plain text of conversations, allowing to transform into bold, italic andstrikethroughthe text, in addition to changing the font to monospaced.

Place the formats manually

At first it could only be done using a symbol-based source code, writing as follows:

Put bold on WhatsApp

Add an asterisk (*) to the beginning and end of the text, example, * word * when using this, all the text found within the 2 asterisks becomes bold.

Put italics in WhatsApp

The method to italicize the text of the conversation is to add an underscore ( _ ) to the beginning and end of the text, for example, _word_ the text written between underscore symbols is automatically converted to Italic or italic format .

Set strikethrough on WhatsApp

To achieve this style, the symbol ( ~ ) must be added to the beginning and end of each phrase or word, for example, ~ word ~ as with the previous styles, the text located between tilde symbols is automatically converted to strikethrough.

Put text with monospaced in WhatsApp

To convert your text to one of monospaced type it is necessary to use the symbol code ( “ ` ) for example` “ word“`

Put underline on WhatsApp

There is no “official” way to underline texts in WhatsApp, however, here at MundoCuentas we will teach you a trick so that you can achieve it.

  1. Enter to this website.
  2. Enter the text to underline in the first box.
  3. Select ” Underline ” from the options below.
  4. Copy the result that appears in the second box.
  5. Paste it in your WhatsApp conversation.

With these steps you can put underlines in WhatsApp even if the application does not have the default feature.

Thanks to the updates of the application, this method was replaced by a much more practical and faster one, we will show you below.

Place the formats with the text menu

  1. Write the text you want to make bold, underline, strikethrough, or monospaced as you normally would.
  2. Select the word or phrase you want to change the format for.
  3. Tap on the 3 vertical dots that appear on the right.
  4. Select the type of format you want.
  5. Check that the change has been made and send your message

Don’t worry, the symbols won’t appear when you send the message, it’s just a code that disappears when you press “Send”.

Does it work on WhatsApp Web and states?

Unfortunately in WhatsApp Web you do not have the assistance menu that is included in the mobile, so you must do it manually, writing the corresponding symbol in each case, however, you should not worry, you can use the necessary code for each format of text:

  • *bold font*
  • _italics_
  • ~ crossed out ~
  • “ `monospaced“`

At first you will not be able to see the change made directly in the text bar, only when you send it will you be able to see if the style was applied or not.

Like conversations, you can also apply the bold, italic, strikethrough, or monospaced style to the text you use in your statuses. The process to add any of these styles to the text in the WhatsApp status is similar to the one you use to do it in any of your conversations.

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