WhatsApp is expanding its formatting system for ever richer messages


Anthony Roche

February 22, 2024 at 8:02 a.m.

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WhatsApp always improves the user experience a little more © Melnikov Dmitriy / Shutterstock

WhatsApp always improves the user experience a little more © Melnikov Dmitriy / Shutterstock

Meta has just added four new text formatting options to its WhatsApp messaging service. What better way to highlight your messages and organize your conversations!

First mentioned in August 2023, new text formatting options have just arrived in WhatsApp. They are added to those already present for a while (bold, italics, strikethrough, etc.) in the Meta instant messaging application. Today, a total of eight formats are offered, and each requires you to remember a shortcut to be applied. Note that it is also possible to select your text, press the “…” in the context menu and choose the formatting of your choice.

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Classic formatting…

For fans of shortcuts, remember that to make text bold, you must surround your text with two asterisks, like *this*. Same thing for italics with an underdash, a tilde for ~strikeout text~, and finally three inverted apostrophes for “width” text.

The list of WhatsApp formatting shortcuts © Meta

The list of WhatsApp formatting shortcuts © Meta

…and the four new tools

Among the new formatting options, two allow you to create lists. To create a bulleted list, you will need to precede each of its lines with a hyphen (or an asterisk), followed by a space. For a numbered list, you will need to type one or more numbers, then a period, then add a space behind. Practical for, as you will have understood, neatly organizing content in the form of lists in a conversation to better navigate.

Finally, adding a quote (> this is an example) then a space in front of text now allows you to create a block quote, while framing text with a grave accent (‘example’) displays this text as code. These two tools are designed so that a message stands out differently from others within a conversation to attract attention.

Until these new options appear in your home (very soon, normally), don’t hesitate to join the Clubic editorial team on its brand new WhatsApp channel to stay up to date with the latest news from the world of tech ! You will be able to read in particular that at the moment WhatsApp seems ever more focused on confidentiality, notably with the blocking of screenshots of profile photos and the integration of pseudonyms.

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WhatsApp is an essential application that allows you to easily chat with your contacts, whatever the model of their phone, by voice and video. A true reference used by billions of users, this app is easy to use and available in French.

WhatsApp is an essential application that allows you to easily chat with your contacts, whatever the model of their phone, by voice and video. A true reference used by billions of users, this app is easy to use and available in French.

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