WhatsApp Update Brings Text Formatting, Improved File Sharing, and More

We have already seen WhatsApp Messenger bringing numerous features to its app, from sharing of pdf files , a redesigned Settings page , to showing end-to-end encryption notification . Well, the Facebook -owned messaging application has now received a new set of features as a part of the version 2.12.535 for Android. In the meanwhile, the company has also rolled out an updated version of WhatsApp for iPhone, bring it to version v2.12.16.

The version at the time of writing is not available to download from the company website but is showing up as an OTA update on Google Play for beta testers ( via Android Police).

One can become a beta tester by visiting It is currently not available for iOS, regular Android users with app version number 2.12.510 or lower. WhatsApp v2.12.535 for Android seems to be one of the major updates the app has received after document sharing. It now lets you format text inside messages as bold and italics. All you have to do is to put the text that you have to see as bold *inside asterisks* while typing and the phrase you need to italicise _between underscores_. The recipients can only see the text in bold and italics if they are on the same app version.

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Users who had signed up for WhatsApp’s beta programme now have access to a new build of the app that brings in some interesting and much-awaited features. The update according to Android Police is tagged as version 2.12.560 and brings a reply button in notifications, adds multiple selections for people or groups and hauls in a new wallpaper selector as well.

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