Earlier this week, WhatsApp has rolled out a new update for its app on Android and iOS platforms, and also for its web apps. Along with usual bug fixes and performance improvements, the update silently brings a completely new font called FixedSys. This iconic monospaced font was initially included in Microsoft s Windows 1.0 OS, back in 1985. And just to relive the nostalgia, you now use it in your WhatsApp messages too. Also Read - WhatsApp is soon to change the way your data is backed up: What it means?
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Earlier, WhatsApp had introduced three new formatting options, Bold, Italics and Strikethrough. While these are easy to use, the new FixedSys font can be a little tough and tiresome to use. This is because, every time you want to use the font, you have to enter the backquote symbol (`) three times, before and after the text. It is the same symbol as on your computer s keyboard, just below the esc button. Also Read - Father’s Day 2021: Here's Best WhatsApp Happy Father’s Day stickers, wishes, GIFs, messages, quotes and more
For instance, if you want to say What s Up? using the new font, you will have to type “`What s Up?“` to make it work. Looks easy? Well, it s not, because the character (`) is difficult to locate on the keyboard. On most Android keyboards, you will find it on the second page of punctuation and symbols – press and hold on the apostrophe to bring the backquote symbol. Same goes with iOS keyboard too you have to hit the 123 key on the keyboard s corner and then press and hold on the apostrophe.
To use the other formatting options, you can add asterisk (*) before and after the text to make it bold, an underscore (_) to make it italics and a tilde (~) for strike through. If you have the latest updated WhatsApp on your smartphone, do give it a try and let us know what you feel about the new font in the comment section below.