How to format your messages
Web and Desktop
WhatsApp allows you to format text inside your messages. Please note, there’s no option to disable this feature.
Note: New text formatting is only available on Web and Mac desktop.
To italicize your message, place an underscore on both sides of the text:
To bold your message, place an asterisk on both sides of the text:
strikethrough your message, place a tilde on both sides of the text:
monospace your message, place three backticks on both sides of the text:
To add a bulleted list to your message, place an asterisk or hyphen and a space before each word or sentence:
To add a numbered list to your message, place a number, period, and space before each line of text:
To add a quote to your message, place an angle bracket and space before the text:
To add inline code to your message, place a backtick on both sides of the message: