More text manipulation

I think it would be nice to have more ways to manipulate text, Example:

bold= text with * at the start and end of a word/sentence/paragraph/whatever. (Maybe even **)

italic= _ at the start and end of a word/sentence/paragraph/whatever. (Maybe even *)

~cross out~= ~ at the start and end of a word/sentence/paragraph/whatever. (Maybe even -)

etc…

Yes! What you’re describing is markup, so we actually have a feature request thread for that here - feel free to give it a vote!