WhatsApp is working on new text formatting tools for messaging


WhatsApp is developing new text formatting tools to enhance user experience and messaging capabilities. These new text formatting tools include syntax for blocking code snippets, quoting specific text, and creating text lists. These additions are expected to be released in a future update of the app.


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? New text formatting tools
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing new text formatting tools to a future update of the app.
I have updated my version of WhatsApp but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is under development so it is not ready, but you can discover a preview in this article.
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It has been a very long time since WhatsApp introduced its initial text formatting tools: italics, bold, strikethrough, and monospace. However, WhatsApp wants to make its messaging app even better for users by introducing additional text formatting tools. Specifically, they’re developing three new tools that will let you change how your messages look in the future. Thanks to these new text formatting tools, WhatsApp aims to provide users with a better experience by allowing them to style their messages, and we think they will definitely improve the communication experience. For reference, this feature was discovered through one of the recent updates of WhatsApp Desktop beta, where the feature is in development:

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is really working on new text formatting tools for messages. The “Code Block” feature is designed to make sharing and reading lines of code much more convenient and readable on WhatsApp. It is particularly useful for software developers, programmers, and anyone involved in the tech industry who frequently communicates code snippets with their colleagues or friends. By introducing this new text formatting tool, WhatsApp aims to eliminate the common problem of code snippets being displayed in a confusing way, enhancing the overall quality of technical discussions.

The second formatting tool in development is the “Quote” feature. This tool will help users refer back to specific messages or responses in a chat. It’s different than the current quote message feature, as this new formatting tool allows users to highlight a certain portion of text. Often, conversations in a group chat can be fast-paced, and users may lose track of the context or relevant information. In our opinion, the new quote text formatting tool seeks to address this challenge by allowing users to quote a specific text and reply to it directly. Lastly, the third formatting tool will simply allow users to create a list of items.

As WhatsApp continues to innovate and expand its capabilities, these formatting tools are likely to become useful additions to the platform, catering to the diverse needs of its vast user base. However, it’s also worth noting that WhatsApp is working on bringing the same text formatting tools to a future update of WhatsApp beta for iOS and Android. There may be a separate article for this feature in the future.

New text formatting tools are in development and they will be released in a future update of WhatsApp Desktop beta. As always, we plan to publish an additional article when we have further details to share with you.

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