How to format WhatsApp text: Bold, italics and strikethrough

WhatsApp has issued an update for its messaging app that allows users to format text in new ways.
 
The new format options include bold, italics and strikethrough, all of which should be live today.

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You’ll also be able to use the new formatting in the WhatsApp web client, but you’ll see the changes only in the app.
 

How to format WhatsApp text

Here’s how you can make WhatsApp text bold, italics, or crossed out with a strikethrough:
 
Bold
Place an asterisk before and after a word, phrase, or sentence
*How are you?*
 
Italics
Place an underscore before and after a word, phrase, or sentence
_How are you?_
 
Strikethrough
Place a tilde before and after a word, phrase, or sentence
~How are you?~
 
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