In this article, we going to list down a bunch of WhatsApp font tricks to add more emphasis to your chat and also used to help you boost your chatting game. Alright so we presume you already have WhatsApp installed on your phone thus the reason why you reading this.

Italic Fonts in WhatsApp

Similar to bold formatting, WhatsApp also natively supports italics or emphasis. Follow the steps below to italicize or emphasize text in a WhatsApp message.

  1. Launch WhatsApp and open a chat where you want to send your message.
  2. Type a message as you’d normally do.
  3. Enclose the part of the message that you want to emphasize (italicize) by surrounding it between two single ‘_’ characters. For example, to format the word “This is a sample italic text” in italic, type:
    _This is a sample italic text_
  4. Finally, hit Send to send the message.

Alternatively, you could also send italic-formatted text in WhatsApp via the built-in options. Before sending the message, just select the part of the message you want to format and tap on the selected text to reveal the contextual menu. On iPhone, choose BIU followed by Italic. On Android, tap on the meatballs menu (three-dot) icon and choose Italic.

BOLD fonts in WhatsApp

  1. Launch WhatsApp and open a chat where you want to send your message.
  2. Type a message as you’d normally do.
  3. Enclose the part of the message that you want to bold by surrounding it between two single ‘*’ characters. For example, to format the word “This is a sample bold text” in bold, type:
    *This is a sample bold text*
  4. Finally, hit Send to send the message.

Alternatively, you could also send bold-formatted text in WhatsApp via the built-in options. Before sending the message, just select the part of the message you want to format and tap on the selected text to reveal the contextual menu. On iPhone, choose BIU followed by Bold. On Android, tap on the meatballs menu (three-dot) icon and choose Bold.

Strikethrough font in WhatsApp


You can also strikethrough your messages in WhatsApp. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Launch WhatsApp and open a chat where you want to send your message.
  2. Type a message as you’d normally do.
  3. Enclose the part of the message that you want to strikethrough by surrounding it between two single ‘~’ characters. For example, to format the word “This is a sample strikethrough” in strikethrough, type:
    ~This is a sample strikethrough~
  4. Finally, hit Send to send the message.

Alternatively, there’s also the built-in option for strikethrough text formatting. Before sending the message, just select the part of the message you want to format and tap on the selected text to reveal the contextual menu. On iPhone, choose BIU followed by Strikethrough. On Android, tap on the meatballs menu (three-dot) icon and choose Strikethrough.

Change font type (Monospace) in WhatsApp

Finally, WhatsApp natively supports an alternative font called Monospace. To write your message (or part of it) in Monospace font, follow the steps below.

  1. Launch WhatsApp and open a chat where you want to send your message.
  2. Type a message as you’d normally do.
  3. Enclose the part of the message that you want to change to Monospace by putting three ‘`’ characters (backticks) on either side of the text. For example, to format the word “This is WhatsApp Monospace font” in Monospace, type:
    ```This is WhatsApp Monospace font```
  4. Finally, hit Send to send the message.

Alternatively, there’s also the built-in option for Monospace text formatting. Before sending the message, just select the part of the message you want to format and tap on the selected text to reveal the contextual menu. On iPhone, choose BIU followed by Monospace. On Android, tap on the meatballs menu (three-dot) icon and choose Monospace.

Combine Bold, Italic and Strikethrough fonts in WhatsApp

You can also combine multiple formatting styles (bold, italic or strikethrough) for the same text fragment. If you’re using the character shortcuts (‘*’, ‘_’, ‘~’) for formatting, you need to be mindful of the sequence of characters.

A formatting character that begins first should be closed in the end, and so on. For example, to format the word “This is a sample multi-formatted text” in bold, italic and strikethrough in the same sequence, you need to type:

~_*This is a sample multi-formatted text*_~

Note: Currently, WhatsApp does not support the combination of Monospace with other native formatting options. Only bold, italic and/or strikethrough can be combined together.

Note: If you include the special formatting characters while selecting the text to format, the current formatting will be replaced/overwritten. To apply multiple formatting styles, ensure that you leave out the special characters from your selection.

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