How to write with bold or italic in WhatsApp

In case you didn’t know, WhatsApp has included few needed features. You can now type Bold, Italics, Strikethrough or monospace text messaged from your or Android phone or iPhone using WhatsApp.

How to write with bold in WhatsApp

To bold your message, place an asterisk on both sides of the text like in the example below :

*text message*

How to write with Italic in WhatsApp

To italicize your message, place an underscore on both sides of the text like in the example below:

_text_

How to write with Strikethrough in WhatsApp

To strikethrough your message, place a tilde on both sides of the text v

~text~

Monospace

To monospace your message, place three backticks on both sides of the text like in the example below:

“`text“`

The examples above may be helpful when you’re using WhatsApp Web on your computer. If you use it on your phone, you have an alternative:

  • Android: Tap and hold the text you’re entering in the text field, then choose Bold, Italic, or More . Tap More to choose Strikethrough or Monospace.
  • iPhone: Tap the text you’re entering in the text field > Select or Select All > B_I_U. Then, choose Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, or Monospace.

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