More than two billion people use WhatsApp to connect with their peers, and after coronavirus’ emergence, the use of the social media platform has increased.

Despite billions people using the messaging app, several users are still unaware that WhatsApp has a few tricks up its sleeves that come in handy while texting.
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Bold text – Useful WhatsApp Messaging Tricks

To emphasize or highlight something, people can make their text bold. It can also make a message stand out, which can be handy in group chats.

So, how do you make your text bold? Well, it’s pretty simple — the asterisk sign goes between your text. text goes here

After this, your text will appear bold.

Italicize text – Useful WhatsApp Messaging Tricks

In a similar manner, you can also italicize your text — only the symbols will change.

You will add an underscore before and after the text — text goes here — and then it will be italicized.

Strikethrough text

Striking through a message will help editors, writers, or any other person who wants to share text with their peers to signify that something is wrong, or should be ignored.

You need to add a tilde before and after the text — ~text goes here~ — and your text will be Struckthrough .

About WhatsApp

More than 2 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp1 to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is free and offers simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world.

And yes, the name WhatsApp is a pun on the phrase What’s Up.

WhatsApp started as an alternative to SMS. The product now supports sending and receiving a variety of media: text, photos, videos, documents, and location, as well as voice calls. Some of your most personal moments are shared with WhatsApp, which is why we built end-to-end encryption into our app. Behind every product decision is our desire to let people communicate anywhere in the world without barriers.