How to BOLD text in your messages

I accidentally discovered the other day that you can bold words and sentences in your text messages. It’s rather simple really, in whatsapp, while typing your message, add a star before and after the the word you wish to bold. It will not display bolded until you send. Do the same for sentences, add a star at the beginning of the words you wish to bold and the end of the sentence. Simple, bold, text messages.