How to make text bold, italic, strikethrough and underline in Google+


Are you looking for options to format your text messages in Google+ stream? Google Plus does not offer complex word processing, but you can do simple formatting like bold, italic and strikethrough. In this article, I will explain how to do text formatting in Google+ stream.

Google+ offers simple text formatting in the text messages, which is called as "stream" in the Google+ world.

The following formatting options are available for text formatting in Google+:

1. Bold
2. Italic
3. Strikethrough

Google Plus Tips

How to make text bold in Google+ Stream?
To make some text in bold, you need to prefix and suffix them with star (*).

Example:


Hello friends, I am celebrating my *kid's 1st Birthday* next week!


The above text will be displayed like this in Google Plus stream:

Hello friends, I am celebrating my kid's 1st Birthday next week!


How to make text italic in Google+ Stream?
To show some text in italic, you need to prefix and suffix them with underscore (_).

Example:

Hello friends, I am celebrating my _kid's 1st Birthday_ next week!


The above text will be displayed like this in Google Plus stream:

Hello friends, I am celebrating my kid's 1st Birthday next week!


How to strike through text in Google Plus Stream?
To strike through some text in Google Plus, you must start and end the text with a hyphen (-)

Example:

Hello friends, I am celebrating my kid's 1st Birthday next week at -Hotel Taj- Hotel Oberoi!


The above text will be displayed like this in Google Plus stream:

Hello friends, I am celebrating my kid's 1st Birthday next week at Hotel Taj Hotel Oberoi!


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Comments

Guest Author: Jayanta Datta Choudh07 Jul 2011

This is a nice guide line to work in Google+. All the new members must follow the guide lines to write articles in good quality to attract readers to the contents of article.

Guest Author: Rute04 Feb 2012

It's a bit of a pain that when I want to put an emoticon like ":-)" it strikes through the rest of what I type afterwards. Smileys have been in existence for as long as I can remember. Can Google not change the fact that the "-" part of the ":-)" creates a strikethrough of the rest of the sentence?

Guest Author: Micah31 Dec 2012

I don't mean to be picky, but the article title mentions underlining as well, but the article never mentions it. I only point this out because I'm trying to find out how to underline text in G+.

Otherwise, great article! Shows what it looks like, how to use them properly.

Guest Author: the oncoming storm12 Nov 2015

Everybody mentions how to underline text in the titles of their pages, but no one shows how! I've read we can't do it yet, so if that's the case, then why are people advertising something that can't be done. It is rather irritating considering I have looked at 4 pages on that exact topic and no one has followed through with their claims of showing how.



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