(2022) How to Bold, Strikethrough, and Italic Text in WhatsApp

Written by Thirumalraj

WhatsApp offers the option of bold, italics, strikethrough, and monospace and doesn’t offer the option to underline.

Let’s see these options. I use the app (iPhone and Android), Web, and Desktop.

Note: You can apply over one format (except monospace) to the text. For example, you can use bold and italics for the exact text.

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Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, and Monospace Text in WhatsApp (iPhone)

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.
  2. Hit the group or contact conversation you prefer.
  3. Type the text in the compose box at the bottom.
  4. Select the text you want to format.
  5. You’ll see the “BIU” option. Tap on it and see the Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, and Monospace options.
  6. Select the one you like.

That’s all.

You can see the formatting in the text. Don’t worry about the “special characters” around the text. They won’t be there in the message you sent.

You can also do this task in another way. Please refer below (WhatsApp Web) for that.

Make Text Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, and Monospace in WhatsApp (Android Phone)

Here are the steps:

Open the WhatsApp app and hit the chat you prefer. Type the text and select the text you want to format.

You’ll see the “Bold” and “Italic” options. Tap the former to make your text bold and the latter to make your text italic.

If you prefer strikethrough or monospace, tap the three vertical dots, and see the “Strikethrough” and “Monospace” options. Tap the one you like.

You can now see the formatting in the text. Don’t worry about the “special characters” around the text. They won’t be there in the message you sent.

You can also do this task in another way. Please refer below for that.

Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, and Monospace in WhatsApp Web or Desktop

You can follow these steps to format the text on WhatsApp Web or the Desktop app.

Keep in mind that this method applies to the iPhone and Android too.

Here are the steps:

  • To make the text bold, type the words between two asterisks (For instance: *Hi*).
  • To make the text italic, type the text between two underscores (Example: _Hi_).
  • To make the strikethrough text, type the words between two tildes (Example: ~Hi~).
  • To make text monospace, type the words between the three backticks.

You can view the formatting in the text.

Don’t worry about the “special characters” around the text. They won’t be there in the WhatsApp message you sent.

That’s it.

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