Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Text Formatting Features In Whatsapp - How To

Whatsapp has been in the news starting late to add end-to-end encryption to both content based and voice based messages. It additionally unobtrusively included another component toward the end of a month ago; message organizing. Content organizing implies you can now make content seem striking, emphasized, and struck through in your discussions. The component doesn't come as devoted catches that will let you select content and apply the designing style. Rather you need to utilize the right punctuation around the content you need to apply the organizing to.

There are four types of formatting you can apply to text; bold, italics, strike through, and bold & italics. The syntax for each one is as below;
Bold: *bold text*
Italics: _italics_
Strike through: ~Strike through~
Bold & Italics: *_Bold & Beautiful_*
Please note that the symbol used in the Italics and bold & italics format is the ‘underscore’ symbol and not the dash or minus sign.
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You type the text in the compose field where it will appear surrounded by the symbols in the syntax. Once the text has been sent, it will appear with the applied formatting in the conversation. This change appears to not be tied to the app version you’re using and wasn’t part of the change log in any recent app update (so far as iOS is concerned) so it stands to reason that it’s a server side change. This means your recipient doesn’t have to be running a specific version of the app in order to see the formatted text and that it’s available for both iOS and Android users.

The syntax method might not be the fastest to use and there’s no doubt that dedicated buttons for adding these styles would be far more useful. Now that support for text formatting has been added however, perhaps someone will come up with a useful keyboard app that makes adding the syntax easier.

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