A trio of new features has just been introduced by WhatsApp, allowing you to easily format your one- or two-word messages. Once you’ve updated the app, you can play around with emboldening, italicising and striking through your cleverly-arranged words.
Here’s how to get your formatting on:
Stick an asterisk before and after the words you want to make bold.
Example: I fucking *hate* you
Plop an underscore before and after the words you want to italicise.
Example: I fucking _hate_ you
Slap a tilde ( ) before and after the words you want to cross out accidentally-on-purpose.
Example: I fucking love HATE you
There you have it. Life just got a whole lot better! Seriously though, it's nice to see WhatsApp actively combat the emoji. There’s also a way to read you messages secretly, without those blue ticks appearing by your name on your mate's phone. Follow the link above to find out how. [Independent]