I see what you did there, WhatsApp.
This is probably a move to keep pace with Slack. As we always say, it’s better late than never. Today, our favourite messenger has finally added a new feature that allows its users to bold, italicise and strikethrough their text.
Here’s how the whole shazam works.
Nuts and bolts of WhatsApp’s new feature
To italicise a word/phrase, add underscores on either sides. For example, _italics_
To bold a word/phrase, add asterisks on either side. For example, *bold*
To strikethrough a word/phrase, add tildes on either sides. For example, ~tilde~
The Telegraph has reported that combine formatting is also possible. This new feature is available on version 2.12.17 on iOS and version 2.12.535 for Android.
WhatsApp is widely recognised as the largest messenger in the world. It has surpassed a billion users and it’s continuing to blow away the competition. This snazzy update is only a matter of time. It’s a cool feature, though, I have to admit that I still prefer Slack.
Hey, WhatsApp, no hard feelings?
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