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Three WhatsApp tricks you MUST know – including fun strikethrough fonts

WHATSAPP offers tons of fun tricks and features, including the ability to quickly change the look of your texts.

Convenient text shortcuts, unknown to many users, allow you to bold, underline part of a sentence, and more.

TikTok star TA Tech Tips shares app hacks with his followers

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TikTok star TA Tech Tips shares app hacks with his followersPhoto credit: Tiktok

British TikTok star TA Tech Tips highlighted three handy WhatsApp hacks in a video recently shared with its 630,000 followers.

They are quick and easy shortcuts that you can use to make a phrase or word appear clear, italicsor crossed out.

The clip has garnered hundreds of thousands of views on the platform popular with teens and celebrities.

Make a sentence or word bold

Making a sentence or word bold is a great way to emphasize certain parts of a message: clear.

It can also highlight a message, which can come in handy in group chats.

You can tap your smartphone keyboard to achieve the effect — or use this handy shortcut.

All you have to do is place an asterisk on either side of the word or phrase you want to encourage, like this: *text goes here*

This bolds your message for you and anyone else who sees it.

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How to make WhatsApp text italic

Likewise, it is also possible to italicize WhatsApp messages, which is great for emphasis: italics.

It works the same as the fat trick but with different symbols.

You must put an underscore on both sides of the word or phrase you want to edit, like this: _text goes here_

How to strikethrough a WhatsApp text

The strikethrough function draws a line through your text: crossed out.

It is usually used to indicate that something is wrong or should be ignored.

To get a strikethrough, place a tilde (that’s the squiggly line symbol) on either side of your message, like this: ~text goes here~

But here’s one you can’t do…

Unfortunately, it is impossible to underline text on WhatsApp: underline.

The company just didn’t add the feature, meaning you’ll have to settle for the other formatting methods instead.

The tech guru shared a handful of little-known WhatsApp tricks in his latest video

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The tech guru shared a handful of little-known WhatsApp tricks in his latest videoPhoto credit: Tiktok


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