How To Change WhatsApp Font Size And Style

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Users are trying to get the most out of the best instant messaging app WhatsApp. Few of the features you might want to use are to change WhatsApp font style and size. So, here we are with an article which will let you know the procedure to change WhatsApp font size and style on Android and iOS devices.

You may need a bigger or smaller text size in WhatsApp depending on your device screen. If the device is a tablet then definitely it is recommended to make the font size of WhatsApp messages larger for better visibility. Here’s how you can change the font size on WhatsApp.

Change WhatsApp Font Size


1. Open WhatsApp Settings. Tap on Menu(3 vertical dots) at the top right on the WhatsApp Home screen. Select Settings.

2. Select Chats under Settings.

3. Tap on Font Size under Chat Settings.

4. There are 3 options to choose from – Small, Medium and Large. Select the desired font size.

Change WhatsApp Font Size Android

On opening the conversation, the messages text size will become larger or smaller depending on what you selected above.

It is not possible to have a custom font size on WhatsApp official app.


Unlike Android, there is no setting to change font size on WhatsApp in the app. But iPhone/iPad users don’t have to be disappointed as the iOS feature to vary text size comes in handy to achieve this.

1. Open Settings app and select Display & Brightness.

2. Next select Text Size.

3. Under text size, you can drag the slider to change font size.

Change Font Size on WhatsApp iPhone

Now when you open WhatsApp conversation the next time the font size will be changed.

Change Text Size in WhatsApp
Larger Font Size


Change WhatsApp Font Style

To change the font style of the text, press and hold it to select and then tap on the 3 dots. After that, you can select Bold, Italic, Strikethrough or Monospace to change the style.

Alternatively, you can also do it manually using the method below.

In order to use the new font Monospace to send WhatsApp message, you need to make use of ` character three times before and three times after the message. For instance –

WhatsApp font style trick
Notice the three characters before and after the message

Once you send it, the special character before and after the message will disappear and the message will be delivered in a different Font style!

For WhatsApp Web

The character ` can easily be found on the keyboard.

For iPhone/iPad

On WhatsApp iOS app, the character ` is somewhat hidden. To get it, switch to number keyboard. On number keyboard long press/tap apostrophe(‘) character and select the leftmost character from the options that appear.

Change WhatsApp font style

For Android

It is much simpler in Android compared to the iPhone app. Simply switch to the number keyboard and you will find the character ` there.

Also Read: How to send Fake Location on WhatsApp

Apart from these, you can customize messages on WhatsApp by making them bold, italics and strikethrough.

  • For italics – Add _ before and after the message
  • For bold – Add * before and after the message
  • For strikethrough – Add ~ before and after the message


So, these were the methods with which you to change WhatsApp font size and style. If you like the tips then do share it with your friends. Don’t forget to share any other WhatsApp tricks or hacks you know in the comments section.

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Hemant Mendiratta
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