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How to use bold, italic, underline and other text font in WhatsApp

21 mayo, 2021

A few months ago the enriched text arrived at WhatsApp, the popular courier service allows us to give you text format to change the appearance of the text of our messages.

Initially WhatsApp it only allowed us to write in bold, italic, or strikethrough, but since its last beta version comes a new typography: the new Monospace or Fixed Width font.

WhatsApp for Android now allows us to write with two text fonts, bold, italic (italic) and strikethrough. Below you have how to use each of the four text formats of WhatsApp.

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Bold font

To write in bold font you have to enclose between asterisks

the word or phrase you want to give this format:

Example: * text *

Bold font

Italics To write in italics you have to enclose between underscores

(_) the word or phrase you want to give this format:

Example: _text_

Italics

Strikethrough In order to cross out you have to enclose between virgulillas

(~) the word or phrase you want to give this format:

Example: ~ text ~

Strikethrough

Monospace Monospace To write with the font (Fixed width) you have to enclose between three open accents

(`) the word or phrase that you want to give this format.

Example: `` `text```

Monospace

Combine all text formats We can add several types of format at the same time in the same message and combine the different types of formats with each other

for example to write in bold and italic at the same time, in bold and Monospace, etc. If we combine several text formats, the text must be correctly enclosed to follow the correct order, the first symbol that is written to open the format is the last that is written to close the format. For the bold, italics and strikethrough the order does not matter, for the text font it will not be the first format that surrounds the word and then put the rest of the formats to the left and right.
Correct: _ * text * _

Incorrect: _ * text_ *

Whatsapp Text Format