WhatsApp typing hack ‘you probably didn't know will make your pals jealous'

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WHATSAPP users need to try a clever hack that lets you change how your texts look.

The genius trick is a must-know for all regular WhatsApp users.

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WhatsApp typing hack ‘you probably didn’t know will make your pals jealous’

There's a clever WhatsApp hack you need to learn now Credit: Apple / TikTok / letsdodiz

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WhatsApp is packed with hidden features that you may not have known about.

One trick to change the font style of your texts was recently shared on TikTok.

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TikTok creator @letsdodiz posted the video, where it's received hundreds of likes.

So how does it work?

Simply open your WhatsApp on iPhone, enter a chat and type out a message.

Then highlight a word (or sentence, or an entire message) and hold your finger down.

A pop-up menu will appear: now tap the BIU symbol.

This lets you change the style of your font – potentially confusing pals.

Of course, that's not the only way to achieve this effect.

To make text bold, all you need to do is place an asterisk either side of the word or phrase you're trying to embolden, like so: *text goes here*

Similarly, it's also possible to make WhatsApp message italics, which is great for emphasis: italics.

It works in exactly the same was as the bold trick, but using different symbols.

You need to place an underscore on either side of the word or phrase you're trying to edit, like this: _text goes here_

The strikethrough features draws a line all the way through your text: strikethrough.

It's usually used to signify that something is wrong, or should be ignored.

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

Other WhatsApp tricks

There are some other handy WhatsApp tricks worth learning.

The first trick is saving messages as favourites.

Simply open WhatsApp and then go to a chat.

If you hold your finger down on a specific message, you'll get the option to Star it.

Then go into your Settings and look for Starred Messages.

That's where all of your favourite messages will be stored.

It's an easy way to keep track of important messages – maybe an address, travel directions or even a clever WhatsApp trick.

Another hack to learn is pinning chats.

This is an easy way to prioritise your favourite people in WhatsApp.

If you have a busy WhatsApp, sometimes loves one can get buried below groups and work chats.

But it's actually possible to pin several chats so that they stay at the top of your main conversation feed.

Go into your chat list and then swipe right on a conversation.

You can then tap Pin and that specific chat will stick to the top of the feed.

And if you change your mind later on, you can unpin at any time.

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