An update to WhatsApp, as posted on July 12, comes with a formatting tool bar; bold, italics and strike through options for text enhancement in chat. What more, the new update also allows users to share all forms of documents and files; with apk and other file extensions included! As if that’s not enough, there’s easy photo sharing in the new update!

Find below, a highlight of the new features:

• You can now send documents of any type. To send a document, open a chat, tap attach — document.

• From the in-app camera, you can now swipe up to see all of your photos and videos.

• When typing text in a chat, you can tap and hold to select the text to easily bold, strikethrough, or italicize it.

This gesture displays the formatting toolbar in WhatsApp

• Various design improvements for voice and video calls.

Formatting Toolbar: Appears After Long Pressing Text(s)

These updates are currently available to Android users but the company, WhatsApp Inc. promises to rollout the same for iOS users very soon.

So what are you waiting for, Android users? Go on, UPDATE your app and start flaring!

Philemon O'Arpelleh

Philemon O'Arpelleh (Philarpy) is the Founder (CEO) of Philarpy Magazine. He is a young talented Professional Teacher, Tech Writer & works part time as a Graphics & Web Designer. Currently, he's working as a Web Designer @ Media Ghana. He simply loves research & publishing.

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