WhatsApp makes it easier to bold, italicise or strikethrough text

Users can also search for perfect based on a word or few characters

Tech Desk July 04, 2017
An illustration photo shows the Whatsapp application logo on a mobile phone in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Whatsapp tricks keep growing and the messaging app keeps making it easier for users to apply these tricks.

Earlier, WhatsApp introduced bold, italic or strikethrough fonts, however, it was hard to remember how to generate these fonts. But now, WhatsApp has finally taken notice of this and offered an update in its 2.17.146 version, using Android MS customisable floating text toolbar to change different font types. This is an easier way to select fonts rather than manually generating them through keywords or complicated keyboard combinations.

All you have to do is select the text you want to change, tap the three dots icon in the toolbar and choose whether you want your text to be bold, italic, strikethrough or monospace.

Earlier, users had to add (*) to the beginning and end of the word to bold the text. Similarly, users could italicise text by adding (_) to the beginning and the end and strike a word by adding (~).

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Further, WhatsApp has also updated its emoji search option and now lets you find an emoji based on a word or few characters rather than looking for specific emojis in the emoji tab.

These updates have only come to the Beta versions of WhatsApp but you can expect WhatsApp to launch these tools globally once they update their messenger. iOS users may have to wait a little longer but Android users can get their hands on the beta versions through Google's Play store.

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Cindie Delaney | 3 years ago | Reply Why can't iMessage do the same? Or Facebook? How lame are they when it comes to the ways and means of conversational expression!
Miss Syed | 3 years ago | Reply My apologies but Texting is probably the best way to miscommunicate. No one contends its usability and convenience at the same time, it's not the best way to express your feelings. no matter how much you defend it, It's just not the same as speaking to someone or even, writing a letter. I am always amazed at the amount of time and every people put in their virtual self- be it whatsAaap or other social networking. strange a media that was ought to bring us closer has ended up creating vast differences. It is truly Tragic that despite calls being free, the phone hardly rings. '
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