How to Use Bold, Italic, Strikethrough and Monospaced Text on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has a few markdown formatting options and you can use it on your messages. Different fonts add more fun to your conversation. WhatsApp enables four different fonts on the app, but people rarely know about it.

If you want to make a word bold, simply add an asterisk on either side of the word you're typing. For italics, add an underscore on either side, while a tilde on either side places a strikethrough across the word.

Whatsapp Text Format Example

Long press and select the text, there’ll be the option of the four fonts “Bold, Italic, Strikethrough and Monospace” you can choose the one you want.

  • For bold add * before and after the text like this: *hello*
  • For italic, add _ before and after the text like this: _hello_
  • For strikethrough add ~ before and after the text like this: ~hello~
  • For monospace add (```) before and after the text like this: ```hello```