How to format your messages

Android
iOS
Web and Desktop
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 Android, iOS and Web.
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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