WhatsApp gets four new text formatting options

WhatsApp has added four new text formatting options to help people organize and craft their messages on WhatsApp. This joins Bold, Italic, Strike-through and Monospace formatting options that are already available.

Announced by Mark Zuckerberg, these help save time and help people communicate more effectively via their messages, especially in group chats, said the Meta CEO.

  • Bulleted Lists – To help outline steps in a process, list ingredients in a recipe or call out main points of a message. To use, type the – symbol, followed by a space
  • Numbered Lists – To note a specific order of things such as instructions or recap of events. To use, type 1 or 2 digits followed by a period and one space
  • Block Quote – To help highlight key text and make it more noticeable in messages. To use, type the > symbol followed by a space
  • Inline Code – To help distinguish specific information within a sentence
    To use, wrap text with ` symbol

The new formatting options are now also available to all Android, iOS, Web, and Mac desktop users. Channel admins will also be able to use these options, said the company.

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