WhatsApp on iOS is now letting users format their text to add bold, italics or strikethrough option while messaging friends. The new feature was first spotted on Android version 2.12.535 which was available for Google Play beta testers, although the APK file was also online for regular users to download.
iOS users need to update the app to the latest version. To add bold type the text in between two * (asterisks) symbols and for italics type between two underscore _ symbols. The strikethrough appears when you type the text between the two tilde ~ symbols. For your friend to see the formatting, they need to be on the same version.
WhatsApp for iOS recently got the ability to share PDF documents from Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive accounts. The iOS app also lets users save media based on specific chats, rather all the pictures getting saved on their device.
WhatsApp has been adding a host of new features to the app since 2016 began. On iOS, the app now supports Pinch to Zoom’ on video content, and there is third-party app support for sharing pictures and videos. iPhone users can also pick from a variety of solid colours for their chat background.
WhatsApp now has 1 billion monthly active users. Based on recent numbers, the instant-messaging app sees nearly 42 billion messages sent each day via its platform, with over 1.6 billion photos being shared daily.