Simple WhatsApp Tricks to Bold, Underline or Strikethrough Your Messages

As of Feb 2016, Whatsapp reported that they have 1 billion users actively using their app on a monthly basis. Compared to Jan 2015, this is an increase of 300 million users. With the popularity of Whatsapp, we thought it would be good to see what tips and tricks everyday users can use within the Whatsapp universe. whatsapp-activeusers-2013to2016

Here’s 3 simple whatsapp tips I learnt today

  • Bold: Add an asterisk (*) before and after the specific words or phrases you want to embolden eg: **
  • Italics: Add an underscore (_) before and after your chosen words or phrases eg: _whatsapp tips_
  • Strikethrough: Add a tilde (~) before and after the words or phrases you want to strike a line through eg: ~hello~

Need other tips on using Whatsapp, check out the following links

Whatsapp has also started to encrypt the messages sent through its servers. This means all our messages are not readable if someone hacks the system or tries and collect packets from Whatsapp.

“No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us,” writes Koum, in his blog on the WhatsApp website.

“End-to-end encryption helps make communication via WhatsApp private – sort of like a face-to-face conversation,” said Koum.

The encryption of Whatsapp happens in 2016 April. Does this mean we dont really need to use Telegram messenger which USP is a more secure app for messaging.

Did you know – You could also access whatsapp via a web interface. Strangely after a few years of missing MSN and ICQ, whatsapp for web is making in roads within the desktop messenger side of things which is lovely. 🙂

Watch the video on how to access Whatsapp Web.