How To Make Your Text Bold, Italic, or Strikethrough on Google+

So a lesser known feature of Google+ is the ability to change the font style of your posts using some shortcodes. Want your posts to stand out a bit? Here’s how.

I. Change the Font Style of the Posts

1. Type your post to your stream.

2. Any words you want to be bold simply enclose them in *’s (i.e. *text*)

3. Any words you want to be italic, simply enclose them in _’s (i.e. _text_)

4. Any words you want to be strikethrough, simply enclose them in -‘s (i.e. -text-)

5. You can also combine these shortcodes like so to get bold and italic for example (i.e. *_text_*)

5 responses to “How To Make Your Text Bold, Italic, or Strikethrough on Google+”

  1. Br. DC says:

    Thanks for this!  I shared it on Google+!

  2. Kenny Strawn says:

    To make text italic, enclose it in underscores, *not* asterisks (which will make it bold).

  3. Fahad Ahmed says:

    Cool, but why can’t they just have simple bold, italic and strike buttons?

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