Now you can turn your texts in bold, italic and strikethrough.
The feature was tested in a beta option but has just been turned on for all users with updates to the iOS and Android app. For most people, those updates should automatically install, and come with version 2.12.17 for iPhones and 2.12.535 for Android handsets.
Including asterisks * on both ends of a message will turn it into bold. Putting underscores on both sides will turn it into italic. Tildes on both sides will make WhatsApp put a line through it.