WhatsApp Users can now utilize the bold, italics and strikethrough features in their WhatsApp messages following the app’s latest software update.
For words in bold, add asterisks to either ends of your text: *bold*
For italicized words, add underscores on either side of your text: _italics_
For strikethrough text, add tildes to both ends of your text: ~tilde~
You can also create combinations such as bold and italicized words: _*bolditalicized*_
These options are available to users operating iOS version 2.12.17 and Android version 2.12.535 or later.