While email is the digital replacement of a letter, chat is more akin to a conversation which is why we provide the ability to format words and messages to make them stand out. You are able to now decide how to create paragraphs (multi-line) should that message be longer or even paste in a table.
A simple guide below for the following options:
Note: This is a web-only feature for now.
Changing the font type:
To make your text bold, place two asterisks on both sides of the text:
To italicise your text, place an underscore on both sides of the text:
To strikethrough your text, place a tilde on both sides of the text:
To make your text look like code, place a backtick on both sides of the text:
To preformat your text, place three backticks on both sides of the text:
Tip: You can use multiple formats in the same selection of text. For example, **Qwil is a _great_ app** will be displayed as Qwil is a great app.
Add emoji to your messages:
Add some emoji to your messages as a way to help you express a feeling along with your written text.
To add an emoji to your message using Qwil's own emoji picker:
- Click the smiley face icon in the message field to open the menu.
- Use the icons at the top of the menu to browse categories, or search for an emoji.
- Click an emoji to add it to your message.
Tip: You can also automatically convert your typed emoticons to emojis so :D becomes 😄
To automatically convert emoticons:
- Click on your profile picture (top-right) and navigate to your Account & Settings.
- Click on Options.
- Select the emoji option checkbox.
- Click Close.
- Now your typed emoticons will be auto-converted to emojis.
Send multi-line messages:
If you'd like to send a message in several lines, type SHIFT + ENTER (on MAC) or CTRL + ENTER (on Windows) to start a new line. You can also change this setting in your Account & Settings so that ENTER starts a new line.
Paste a table from Excel
You can copy a table from Excel and paste it into Qwil Messenger. Your message will keep the table format with columns and rows. To paste a table simply select the columns and rows from your Excel file, right-click to copy them, and paste them directly into the input box in Qwil Messenger.