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A follow-up to Text formatting enhancements on Facebook, how does one create bold and italic formatting in Facebook chat? Is it possible to provide emphasis within messages?

I think (maybe I'm going mad) that this used to work, but it hasn't been working lately.

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This is what Facebook officially says

╔═══════════════════╤══════════╤═══════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
║      Format       │ Example  │                   Instructions                    ║
╠═══════════════════╪══════════╪═══════════════════════════════════════════════════╣
║ Italic            │  _Text_  │ Type an underscore before and after the text.     ║
╟───────────────────┼──────────┼───────────────────────────────────────────────────╢
║ Bold              │  *Text*  │ Type an asterisk before and after the text.       ║
╟───────────────────┼──────────┼───────────────────────────────────────────────────╢
║ Strikethrough     │  ~Text~  │ Type a tilde before and after the text.           ║
╟───────────────────┼──────────┼───────────────────────────────────────────────────╢
║ Monospace         │  `Text`  │ Type a backtick before and after the text.        ║
╟───────────────────┼──────────┼───────────────────────────────────────────────────╢
║ Codeblock         │   ```    │ 1. Type three backticks                           ║
║                   │   Text   │ 2. Type one line break (press shift + return)     ║
║                   │   ```    │ 3. Type your text                                 ║
║                   │          │ 4. Type another line break (press shift + return) ║
║                   │          │ 5. Type three more backticks                      ║
╟───────────────────┼──────────┼───────────────────────────────────────────────────╢
║ LaTeX typesetting │ \(Text\) │                                                   ║
╚═══════════════════╧══════════╧═══════════════════════════════════════════════════╝

https://www.facebook.com/help/147348452522644

Facebook formatting

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Here are the 3 known text formatting ways on Facebook.

*This is Bold*

_This is italic_

~This is Strikethrough~

`This will write Consolas font-style and disable the text formatting inside it`
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    the last one is called monospaced style
    – phuclv
    May 27, 2018 at 9:40
  • Yeah right @LưuVĩnhPhúc, I didn't know that, thanks May 27, 2018 at 12:37
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Not sure if it still works but it used to be

*bold text here*

_underline text here_

I have no idea of an italic formatting option.

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    It doesn't work, today (August 2014).
    – klml
    Aug 25, 2014 at 20:09

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