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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