How to format your messages

Android
iOS
Web and Desktop
Mac
Windows
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.

Italic

To italicize your message, place an underscore on both sides of the text:
_text_

Bold

To bold your message, place an asterisk on both sides of the text:
*text*

Strikethrough

To strikethrough your message, place a tilde on both sides of the text:
~text~

Monospace

To monospace your message, place three backticks on both sides of the text:
```text```

Bulleted list

To add a bulleted list to your message, place an asterisk or hyphen and a space before each word or sentence:
* text
* text
Or
- text
- text

Numbered list

To add a numbered list to your message, place a number, period, and space before each line of text:
1. text
2. text

Quote

To add a quote to your message, place an angle bracket and space before the text:
> text

Inline code

To add inline code to your message, place a backtick on both sides of the message:
`text`

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