WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 184.108.40.206. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 220.127.116.11 and the TestFlight build is 22.22.0 (408935275).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is bringing back the format text shortcut on iOS 16.
|Name of the feature?||Format text shortcut|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||The new format text shortcut is only available to users on iOS 16.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on adding a label within the chat bubble if the message has been edited.|
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WhatsApp supports text formatting on iOS, Android, and Desktop, for chat messages by placing certain characters before and after the text to format:
- Italics: place an underscore before and after the word or words, for example _WhatsApp_
- Bold: place an asterisk before and after the word or words, for example *WhatsApp*
Strikethrough: place a tilde before and after the word or words, for example ~WhatsApp~
- Monospace: place three backticks before and after the word or words, for example
Alternatively, you can select the text to format and tap the menu action BIU that’s faster than putting a character before and after the word to format. After the iOS 16 update, apps have to call their formatting menu as “Format” instead of BIU: this is why this menu didn’t show up on iOS 16.