Modified 16 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

Make your chats stand out using standard keyboard shortcuts for formatted text in Hangouts

If you have adopted Hangouts for conversations you may not realise you can use standard keyboard shortcuts to format your text.

Previously in Google Chat you had to use the Markdown-like formatting (e.g. _ italics_ ; * bold* ; - strikethrough -) which is still utilised in Google+ posts.

Hangouts conversations you can use the standard keyboard shortcuts

Action

Windows

 Mac

Bold

Ctrl + b

⌘ + b

Italics

Ctrl + i

⌘ + i

Underline

Ctrl + u

⌘ + u

 

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