Saturday, 19 March 2016

WhatsApp Android user can format text as bold, italics and share Google Drive document

Now you can format your text in WhatsApp. WhatsApp has added two new features for its android users of its new 2.12.535 update, which was released earlier this month. Those using updated version can format text and make it bold or italicize as well as share documents saved in their Google Drives. 

To make bold or italicize any text, put asterisk marks (*) and underscores (_) before and after it,

Only updated version has this feature. Otherwise the text in the example above appears like *hi* _How's it going_.

The other key feature WhatsApp has introduced for Android users is the option to share files shared in their Google Drives. However, the files are converted to PDF and stored locally on the device instead of being shared as a cloud-based document.

In order to share files with others, users need to choose the 'Browse other docs' option in 'Document' under 'Attachments'. Google Drive files as PDFs can be shared with people on older versions (than 2.12.535) of the app on Android as well as iOS users. 

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