WhatsApp Font Style

As you all know, WhatsApp is one of the most secure messaging services around. It gives users the ability to send photos, videos, text messages, voice clips, contact, and PDF documents over the internet instantly. And you may also decorate your WhatsApp chats by using its secret font trick. Like other WhatsApp features, the stylish font feature is too simple to use. Besides the WhatsApp default font style, you could write your WhatsApp text messages in several other font styles too. There are officially four different WhatsApp Font Style available; bold, italics, , and FixedSys. So, In this guide, we will see how to write italic, bold, strikethrough (cross out), and FixedSys fonts in WhatsApp. See Also: How to Quote or Reply to specific messages in WhatsApp.

In addition to that, to make your WhatsApp chat screen more friendly, WhatsApp allows you change the font size as well. You can choose from Small, Medium, or Large. Once you have changed the fonts size, you will see all your WhatsApp chats in the selected font size. The font size won’t be visible to others as it is a personalization option. However, the bold, italics, strikethrough and FixedSys font styles will be visible to the both parties (you and the recipient.)

How To Change Font Size in WhatsApp

  1. Launch WhatsApp application.
  2. Tap on the three-dot menu button at the top right corner of the app.
    Change Font Size in WhatsApp
  3. Choose “Settings> Chats.”
    WhatsApp Font Size
  4. Tap the “Font Size” option and select the desired font size on the popup window.

WhatsApp Font Style:

Unlike other text editing apps and software, WhatsApp does not provide traditional buttons to tap and change the font style in WhatsApp. Instead, you have to type the appropriate special characters before and after the word/sentence you want to change. Recommended Article: WhatsApp Blank Message Trick

To bold a word or a sentence in a WhatsApp chat, all you have to do is place an asterisk character at the end and before the proper word/line. Similarly, you have to place underscore, tilde, backquotes (grave accent) symbols to change italic, strikethrough, and FixedSys font styles respectively. Let’s see how to customize the font style in WhatsApp.

How To Write Bold Texts In WhatsApp

  1. Open WhatsApp messenger.
  2. Type your message.
    How to write bold text in WhatsApp
  3. Place an asterisk (*) character at the beginning and end of the words you want to add bold style.

For Example: *How’s it going?* – now your message would be converted into like this: How’s it going?

How To Write Italic Texts In WhatsApp

  1. Launch the WhatsApp app from the app drawer.
  2. Type your message in the text field.
    How to write italic in WhatsApp
  3. Place an underscore symbol at the beginning and end of the words/line you want to change to italic.

Example: You may either _Do_ or _Die._ | The result will look like this:  You may either Do or Die.

How To Type Strikethrough Texts In WhatsApp

  1. Type your message in WhatsApp.
    strikethrough in whatsapp
  2. Simply put a tilde symbol at the start and end of the words/sentences you desired to change to strikethrough font style.

Example: Hi, how are you ~today~? | Hi, how are you ?

How To Type FixedSys Texts In WhatsApp

  1. Type your text message in WhatsApp application.
    change font in whatsapp - FixedSys
  2. Add backquotes to either side of the words you prefer to change to the FixedSys font style.

Example: “`Hello.“` | Hello.

TIP: You may also be able to combine a font style with each other font styles in WhatsApp (This is not applicable to FixedSys font style.) Ex: If you prefer to add bold and italic font style in your WhatsApp message, then you need to add both asterisk and tilde symbol before and after the desired text. For instant: *_bold & italic_* | bold & italic.

whatsapp font style trick

Similarly, you could combine bold font style with strikethrough or strikethrough with italic too.

Read Also: How To Disable WhatsApp Blue Ticks For Read Messages.


Since WhatsApp lets you change the font style, you may simply point out any important ideas/sentences or words to other parties in a WhatsApp conversation. This hidden WhatsApp font style trick will work on almost every modern smartphones including Android and iPhone. To type bold, italic, strikethrough, or FixedSys fonts in a WhatsApp, all you have to remember the appropriate special characters and place them at the beginning and end of the sentences or words while you are chatting with others. I hope this article will be useful for those who have wondered how to type bold, Italic, Strikethrough, and FixedSys fonts in a WhatsApp chat.

WhatsApp Font Style: (Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, FixedSys, Etc.)

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