How to Make WhatsApp Text Bold, Italic and Strikethrough

WhatsApp have text formatting from its version 2.12.535.

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

The text formatting [bold, italics and 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 the steps 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

Make WhatsApp Text Italic

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

_Hi_

Make WhatsApp Text Strikethrough

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

~Hi~

You can see how all these combinations will look like in the screenshot below:

WhatsApp bold, italic and strikethrough text

Note

​Here are some important things to note:

  • Only the text within the symbol will be formatted.​
  • You can use multiple or all combinations together. For instance, to get bold italicized text, you can use this combination:
  • *_Hi_*

    To get all the text formatting, you need to type like this:​

    WhatsApp formatting combined
  • You can see the preview of the formatting (for any combination) before sending it.​

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