Published On: Wed, Jul 20th, 2016

Whastapp rolls out new feature to change font

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WhatsApp, now, lets you chat in a different font on its Android app. It allows users to type in the new font by putting the text in between particular symbols.

While this may be something you are able to turn on and off with the flick of a switch in the settings, for now, it is a novel feature that you’ll use every now and then. The company has silently rolled out a new feature on the WhatsApp’s Android app which allows user to type in a new font. The font is similar to Fixedsys in Windows. However, so far there is only option.

Also, while the new font is a welcome move from WhatsApp, using it is difficult and can be even be tiresome. This is because users will have to put backquote symbol (`) three times before and after the text they want to change the font of.

The new font can be tried on WhatsApp v2.16.179 beta on Android, which is available only to those who have signed up for Google Play’s beta program. FoneArena claims that the beta is available on the Apple platform as well.

The company has been continiously rolling out updates to its chat platform. It recently rolled out some new features to beta like ‘mentions’ and ‘group invite links’ that are still to reach stable versions.

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