How to Go to Next Line in WhatsApp: A Simple Guide

Next Line in WhatsAppToday we are going to learn how to do something very useful on WhatsApp. Have you ever wondered how you can start a new line when typing a message instead of sending it immediately? It is super easy and helpful, especially when you want to make your messages clear and tidy! Let is get into how you can do this on different devices.

What is WhatsApp

Before we jump in, let is talk a little about WhatsApp. It is a messaging app that lets you send messages, pictures, and even call your friends and family. It is very popular in Pakistan and all over the world!

Starting a New Line on iPhone

If you are using WhatsApp on an iPhone and you want to go to a new line, it is very simple:

  1. Open your WhatsApp and go to the chat where you want to type.
  2. When you start typing, you will see a little keyboard on your screen. On the right side of your keyboard, there is a return key. Just tap on this key, and you will move to the next line. Easy, right?

Typing on WhatsApp Web

Now, what if you are using WhatsApp on your computer through WhatsApp Web?

  1. Go to the chat where you want to type.
  2. Start typing your message. To go to the next line, just press Shift + Enter on your keyboard. This will take you to the next line without sending the message.

Android Users, Listen Up!

If you are using an Android phone like Samsung, you can also start a new line easily:

  1. Open your chat on WhatsApp.
  2. Look at your keyboard; if you see a ‘Send’ icon where the Enter key usually is, dont worry. You can still go to the next line!
  3. Press the Shift key on your keyboard (usually found on the left side), then press Enter. And there you go, you are on the next line!

On Laptops and Mac

Using WhatsApp on a laptop or a Mac? Here’s how you can type in a new line:

  1. Just like with WhatsApp Web, use Shift + Enter to go to the next line.

Is not it great how simple it is?

Special Tips for Samsung Android Users

On many Samsung Android phones, you can change your settings so the Enter key will take you to the next line:

  1. Open the WhatsApp.
  2. Go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Chats’.
  3. Find the option that says ‘Enter is Send’ and turn it off.
  4. Now, the Enter key on your keyboard will take you to a new line instead of sending the message.

For Mac Users on WhatsApp Web

It is the same trick as before. Use Shift + Enter on your Mac’s keyboard to add a new line.

Changing Send Key to Enter Key

Sometimes, you might want to change your keyboard settings so the Enter key always starts a new line:

  1. On your Samsung phone, go to the settings of your keyboard (you can usually find this under ‘General Management’ in your phone settings).
  2. Look for an option that changes the function of the Send key.
  3. Change it so the Enter key does not send the message but instead starts a new line.

Keep it Handy

Knowing how to start a new line in WhatsApp can make your messages clearer and more organized. No more sending half-finished messages by mistake.

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Ali Arshad Senior Editor
Ali Arshad is a graduate in IT from Faisalabad IT College and currently works at, where he contributes his expertise on the latest in mobile and technology trends.

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