How to Insert Newline If Enter Key Sends Msg - WhatsApp, Telegram

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WhatsApp & Telegram are the most used messengers in the world. WhatsApp is used by whopping 1B people every day. When Telegram has 200M monthly active users. You might have configured these apps according to your convenience.

One of the configurations I like the most is, 'Enter is send'. You can enable it in Chats settings on WhatsApp. The same is 'Send by Enter' on Telegram, you can toggle it on the settings menu.

After enabling that, you can send messages by clicking enter key on your mobile keyboard. The good thing is you can send messages quicker, in other words, you need not move your finger to the right of the message text box to send a message.

The worst thing is you won't be able to insert a newline within a message. Because the keyboard's enter key is used to send messages now. There's no way you can enter a newline. You must either split your messages or disable this setting.

One more thing you can do is inserting enough spaces so that the cursor gets to the next line. That's a horrible workaround and takes much time. But, there's a less painful way to insert a newline. You can actually paste certain special characters that will make up a newline.

Click on the below button to copy the special characters.

Whenever you need a newline within a message just paste what you copied above and you'll get the cursor in the newline (Refer the GIF below). This is applicable to both WhatsApp and Telegram messengers. Also, the special characters won't be staying in your clipboard forever.

whatapp gif for newline paste demo

I know you can't come to this page every time just to insert a newline in your chat message. You can use clipboard managers to help you in this. I recommend Clip Stack for Android. If you don't want to install an app, you can just send the special characters alone you copied to someone and star it on WhatsApp. So, whenever you feel the need you can copy it from there and use.

How the newline is entered

To pull this off, we make use of blank messages on WhatsApp. That coupled with \n (newline character) does the trick. When you click on the button above, it is copied to your clipboard.

However on WhatsApp or Telegram desktop, this can be done by simply pressing shift + enter.