WhatsApp on Wednesday rolled out a new feature to its iOS users.
Users can use bold, italics and strikethrough in their messages with friends and family, with the WhatsApp for iOS v2.12.17.
Earlier this month the Facebook-owned company released the text formatting tool to its android users.
To make text appear bold, type an asterisk before and after the word like this: *MailOnline*
To make text appear italicised, the underscore character needs to be typed before and after the word, e.g. _hello_ and to strikethrough a word, type the tilde character before and after, e.g. ~hello~
It’s also possible to combine these commands by combining the symbols.
However, it works cross platform, only if your friends have the new versions of WhatsApp installed on their smartphones.
WhatsApp, earlier this week, rolled out an update for Android users that brings support for quick replies via notifications. The new feature is available in the latest version 2.12.560 which is currently available to beta testers who’ve signed up on Google Play.