How to change font on WhatsApp

Have you ever felt the need of using some special fonts to make your conversation more robust? Do you want to know how to change font on WhatsApp? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place as in this article, we’ll be discussing some basic font styling tips and tricks that will help you change the font style on WhatsApp in different fonts. Despite its elemental messaging features, Whatsapp does not offer a direct means to change the text format of your chats and that is when these tricks might prove helpful.

Here, we’ll be referring to three primary font styles that will help change your font-styling into bold, italic, and strikethrough format. So without any further ado, let’s dive in.


How to change font on WhatsApp

Open WhatsApp and in the chat section, tap on the chat where you want to send your text.

Type a message in the text field.

How to change font on WhatsApp

1. For Bold text

To make the text bold, add an asterisk (*) on both sides of the message.

For instance, type- *Hey, how are you?*, it will now become bold.

2. For Italic font

To italicize your text, add an underscore (_) to either side of the message.

For example, type- _Hey, how are you?_ , your text will now appear Italic.

3. For Strikethrough font

To add a line through your text, add a tilde (~) on both sides of the message.

For example, type- ~There was an error~, your text will now appear as ‘There was an error’

You can also use a Combination of Italic & Bold, Italic & Strikethrough, Strikethrough & Bold, or Italic+Bold+Strikethrough.

4. Monospace

To monospace your text messages, add three backticks on both sides of the text.

For example, type “`monospace“`

When you’re done adding any of these effects to your text, tap the “Send” to send your message. Also, while using these tricks, make sure that you’re leaving any space between the text and symbols.

How to change font size on WhatsApp

Moreover, if you wish to change the font size of your message, then there is an exclusive feature available out on WhatsApp (however, for only android users) that can help you enlarge and reduce the size of the text. To do so, first, click on the vertical three-dots icon on the home screen, tap Settings > Chats > Font size and then select a font size of your choice.


How to change font style on WhatsApp

Unfortunately, there is no option to change the font style in WhatsApp. But there are many third-party apps that allow users to send texts on WhatsApp in different font styles.

How to change font style on WhatsApp

Stylish Text is an amazing app for android that allows you to write in different font styles anywhere and send it to anyone on WhatsApp or Instagram.

Download Stylish Text


What is the font used in WhatsApp?

‘Helvetica® Neue’ is the font used in WhatsApp.

Can we change text color in WhatsApp?

No, there’s no direct option available on WhatsApp that can help you change text color.


So now, whenever you feel like applying specific fonts while messaging, you know what to do! Also, you can’t change the text color in WhatsApp but you can always change the background color and use any picture as background.

Do let us know in the comment section below if you’re aware of any additional font tricks besides the ones already mentioned above.


Rippal Vyas
I am a thorough nerd who completely indulges into books when handed one, unless it is a hard-boiled fiction. Apart from reading and surfing shows on Netflix, I love to vent my emotions out through writings.