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WhatsApp Tricks: Change the letter format while you write

With more than 1/4 of the world’s population using it every month -more than 2,000 million active users-, WhatsApp is one of those applications that, when their service goes down, people panic -and they immediately switch to Telegram, Signal or other options out of the heap out there.

And as an app, it hides many tricks, since did you know that you can change the format of the letter while writing a message? And also right after writing it, but always before sending it. If you know, you are a WhatsApp Pro. But if not, we will tell you how to do it:

Change the message format

Changing the format is something that WhatsApp allows you to do in two different ways:

– In real time while you are writing your own message

– After writing it and just before sending it.

Both ways are just as simple, only one requires you to remember to place two punctuation marks, and the other to press the screen a couple of times.

While you are writing it


To italicize text, place an underscore before and after the text.


Bold font

To type bold text, put an asterisk before and after the text.



To type strikethrough text, place a check mark before and after the text.

~ text ~


To type monospaced text, place three back quotes before and after the text.

“ `text“`

For after having written it

In android

You may press and hold on the text What are you writing > More> and select Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, or Monospaced.

On iPhone

You may press and hold on the text What are you writing > BIU> Y select Bold, Italic or Strikethrough.


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