WhatsApp, the most popular cross platform mobile messaging app has released its latest update. The most notable change in the newer version features formatting of font, WhatsApp Official Font Update 2016 makes chatting more fun. Users will now be able to send their messages in Bold, Italics and Strikethrough within the app. These changes have been implemented in WhatsApp version 2.12.539.

WhatsApp Official Font Update

FixedSys, the font style introduced is an iconic monospaced style which was actually first used in 1985 by Microsoft Windows 1.0.

App does not yet highlight how to make use of these new features but here are some tips which would help you understanding the features.

To send in FixedSys Style: Add three Apostrophe (‘) characters in front and end of the text. For example, ‘’’Hello World’’’ would send this in FixedSys font style. This can be a little struggle for iPhone users as Apostrophe is tough to find on the keypad. You need to hit the 123 key and then press and hold the (‘) character to get the functionality.
WhatsApp Official Font Update
Bold: Add an asterisk (*) before and after the sentence or phrase. For example, *Hello World* would result in Hello World.

Italics: Add an underscore (_) in front and end of the text. For example, _Hello World_ would result in Hello World.

Strikethrough: To make the text strike through add a Tilde (~). For example, ~Hello World~ would be sent a Hello World.

These attractive features have been introduced for better user experience and to improve the quality of messaging.
Apart from this notable font changes WhatsApp also made some improvements in displaying notifications. The name of the sender will now appear in bold which is aimed for better readability. You can also send PDFs through google docs in the recent version of WhatsApp. The ability to embed a previous text in your reply, like a Quote-Tweet on Twitter, and forwarding to other conversations has also been featured.

With its remarkable features and quality user interface WhatsApp has already won over a billion hearts. The newly added features set a bar for other similar apps. What are your comments on these new features? Do you like them? What would you want more in the upcoming updates from WhatsApp? Please let us know.