WhatsApp has received a new update that brings some new formatting options. The addition of the new options allows you to use bold, italic and strikethrough in your messages.
Although WhatsApp already allowed over a billion users to reach their friends and family using its simple platform, the new change is enough to deliver you a fresh experience in all your conversations.
Text stylisation was initially debuted on WhatsApp’s Web client. But from today, you can use the new text formatting options on your mobile devices as well — simply by downloading the latest WhatsApp version.
How to use bold, italic and strikethrough styles in WhatsApp
- For bold: Add asterisks (*) before and after your text, i.e. *sample*
- For italic: Add underscores (_) before and after your text, i.e. _sample_
strikethrough: Add tildes (~) before and after your text, i.e. ~sample~
Apart from the new stylisation, WhatsApp now has a Quick Reply feature on Android to let you respond directly from notifications. This brings an iOS-like experience to Android devices.
The update also allows you attach emoji or even a voice message directly in the toolbar. Additionally, the messaging app provides you options to mute, archive or mark as unread when you select a particular group chat or multiple contacts.
Besides, the updated app has some new custom wallpaper options. These provide you a way to add a solid color or a new pattern in your chat background.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is already started rolling out the new text formatting options for Android and iOS but the other changes are yet to reach a final build. Nevertheless, you can experience all the new features right today by installing its APK (version 2.12.561) on your Android device.
The addition of the new features is apparently aimed to distinguish WhatsApp from Facebook Messenger. Well, this was quite important not just for Facebook but also for users as millions of users are actively using both the messaging services.
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