How to Make WhatsApp Text Bold, Italic and Strikethrough

WhatsApp older version doesn't have text formatting option. But, it have the text formatting option from its version 2.12.535.

You can check your WhatsApp version by going to Settings > About and help > About. In case if you have the older version, then just click this link and update it.

The text formatting [bold, italics, strikethrough] makes your conversation fun and interactive. You need to add specific symbols at the beginning and end of the text for text formatting. Let's check it out all in detail.

Make WhatsApp Text Bold, Italic, and Strikethrough

Make WhatsApp Text Bold

To make bold text in WhatsApp, you need to add * at the beginning and end of the text. For instance, if you want to send “Hi” in bold, you need to type like this:

WhatsApp bold text

That's all. You can see the bold text before sending it.

Make WhatsApp Text Italic

To make bold text in WhatsApp, you need to add _ at the beginning and end of the word.

_Hi_

Remember, only the text between the underscore will be converted into italic.

Make WhatsApp Text Strikethrough

If you want to send strikethrough text, you need to add ~ at the beginning and end of the word.

~Hi~

WhatsApp bold, italic and strikethrough text

Note

You can use multiple or all combinations together. For instance, to get bold italicized text:

*_Hi_*

To get all the text formatting, you can type like this:

WhatsApp formatting combined

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