WhatsApp’s New Text Formatting Tools: What You Need to Know

WhatsApp's New Text Formatting Tools
WhatsApp's New Text Formatting Tools

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app with over 2 million active users. It allows you to send messages, photos or videos and other files to your users. In addition, WhatsApp also provides a variety of messaging tools to its users, so that we can make our text messages even better. And now WhatsApp’s New Text Formatting Tools will help us to make our text even more stylish.

Yes friends, some text formatting tools were already available on WhatsApp, like bold, italic etc. But now WhatsApp is working on new text formatting tools that will allow users to style their messages in different ways. So, let’s get detailed information about the WhatsApp’s New Text Formatting Tools.

What is WhatsApp’s New Text Formatting Tools?

One of the features that WhatsApp is working on is new text formatting tools. As we already know that we could bold, italic and underline while sending text messages on WhatsApp. But now three more new formatting tools are going to be added to it, which include Code Blocks, Quotes, and List.

Code Blocks: 

Code blocks will allow users to share code snippets in a way that is easy to read and understand. This will be especially useful for software developers and programmers who need to share code with others. To create a code block, users will need to surround the code with backticks (`).


Quotes will allow users to highlight specific parts of a message. This can be helpful for quoting someone else’s words, or for adding emphasis to a particular point. To create a quote, users will need to surround the quoted text with quotation marks (>).


Lists will allow users to create bulleted or numbered lists. This can be helpful for organizing information, or for creating to-do lists. To create a list, users will need to start each item with a bullet point or a number.

Let us tell you that right now the new message text formatting tool of WhatsApp is available only to try on desktop. Right now, it cannot be used by everyone. But according to a report by Webtainfo, it has also been told that soon it will be available in both Android and iOS versions.

Also read: WhatsApp recently rolled out its video messages feature

How to Use the WhatsApp’s New Text Formatting Tools

It is very easy to use this new formatting tools of WhatsApp. You have to use some symbols to use it.

Let us understand in detail how you will be able to use these three new formatting tools –

Code Block: First of all, if you want to write a code block, then you have to write any text and put backticks (`) at the beginning and end of the text. Now as soon as you send the message, that message will come by writing like a code block. As you can also see in the picture below.

Quote: Now to write a quote, first of all you have to type any message or quote and put a quotation mark (>) in front of that quote. Then as soon as you send that message, your text will come written in the form of quotes.

Now to make a list, all you have to do is keep writing the name of the item followed by a dash (-). And as soon as you send the message, all your written items will be prepared in a list.

So, in this way you can use all these three formatting tools in WhatsApp. However, this formatting tool is currently being developed and is only for desktop users. But soon it will be available in Android and iOS versions as well.



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