How to change the formatting of messages on WhatsApp

How to change the formatting of messages on WhatsApp
How to change the formatting of messages on WhatsApp
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WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app. It is enriched with several features, some of which allow its users to put certain words or text in bold, in italics, or to strike out the content.

Steps

Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 1

Step 1. Open the WhatsApp app on your Android phone

The app icon looks like a green bubble around a white phone handset. Once it opens you will see the tab DISC.

If WhatsApp opens to a chat, tap the (<) icon in the upper left corner of your screen to bring up the chats menu

Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 2

Step 2. Tap one of your contacts in the DISC menu

The option DISC presents a list of all your recent personal and group chats. Selecting a conversation opens the discussion in full screen.

You also have the option of pressing the green and white icon located at the bottom left of your screen. This action will allow you to display the list of your contacts and to be able to choose a contact to start a new discussion

Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 3

Step 3. Tap the text box

On this input field, it is written Type message at the bottom of the conversation. Typing in this field will bring up your keyboard.

Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 4

Step 4. Display the special character keys on your keyboard

These special symbols are, among others, the hyphen, the asterisk and various punctuation marks such as exclamation marks and question marks.

  • If you are using the Google keyboard, tap the icon ?123. It is located at the bottom left of the keyboard and allows you to display special characters. This button is represented by another combination of characters or represented by Sym on other devices.
Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 5

Step 5. Press * twice to make the text bold

Put two asterisks on either side of the text to make it appear bold.

Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 6

Step 6. Press _ twice to italicize the text

Put two bottom dashes on each side of the text to make it appear in italics.

Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 7

Step 7. Press ~ twice to strike out the text

Put two tildes on each side of the text to strike it out.

  • If you don't see this symbol in special characters on your keyboard, press =\< to access the second page of special characters. This button is represented by another combination of special characters or by 1/2 on other devices.
Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 8

Step 8. Show the letters on the standard keyboard again

Type your message using your standard keyboard.

  • On almost any device, you can bring up the letters on your standard keyboard by pressing ABC. This button is located in the lower right or lower left corner of the screen.
Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 9

Step 9. Write your message between the special characters

Type your text between the two special characters you entered (asterisk, underscore or tilde) to make it bold, italic or strike out respectively.

Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 10

Step 10. Enter the message between the two special characters

Type a message using your keyboard or paste the text into the message field on your clipboard.

Use Text Effects on WhatsApp on Android Step 11

Step 11. Send your message with the send button

This button looks like a green and white icon represented by a paper airplane and is located on the right side of the text box. Tap on it to send your message. Depending on the special characters used, the text will be in italics, bold or strikethrough.

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