Discord is one of the leading places for gamers to come and hangout together. The gaming community across the globe has addicted to this platform as they can communicate to their fellow gamers via text, voice, and video chats.

Even though the platform provides multiple channels for communication, the lion’s share of the players prefer to use text chatting since it is much easier than the other modes to communicate with hundreds of members online. And when it comes to discord text formatting, they have done an incredibly awesome job at the backend. None of the currently existing social media or similar platforms have such comprehensive test formatting options.

Discord text formatting includes a variety of features that you can use to stand out with your text. So you can go creative with your text and impress your mates on discord by making use of the Discord markdown language. But it’s not that simple to memorize and use this without referring to any documents. But wait! We’ve got you covered with the simplest explanation and screenshots for literally every text formatting feature discord offers.

So without much blah-blah let’s go through them and master the discord text formatting skill:-)

If you are in a hurry, here’s a list for quick reference.

Basic Discord Text Formatting

Text Formatting Syntax
Bold **your text**
Underline Bold __**your text**__
Italics *your text*
Underline Italics __*your text*__
Bold Italics ***your text***
Underline Bold Italics __***your text***__
Underline __your text__
Strikethrough ~~your text~~
Spoiler Tag ||your text||
Empty Lines SHIFT + ENTER
Single Line Code Block `your text`
Multiple Lines Code Block “`your text“`
Single Line Quote > your text
Multiple Lines Quote >>> your text

 

How to Format Text in Discord

Players can use the discord markdown engine facilities to format their text in different ways. This includes bold, italics, strikethrough, underline, colored text, etc. Below we’ve explained each one with examples and screenshots.

How to Bold Text in Discord

To use your text as bold in discord, you need to type 2 asterisks (*) or stars just before and after your text that is to be made bold.

  • You can type the asterisk by pressing SHIFT + 8 on your keyboard.

Refer to the image below to better understand how I used the asterisks to get discord bold text.

Example: This is an example of **bold text** in discord

Here is the result:

discord text formatting

 

How to Create Underlined & Bold Text in Discord

To use your text as bold in discord, you need to type 2 underscores (__) followed by 2 asterisks (**) just before the text and 2 asterisks (**) followed by two underscores (__) just after your text.

  • Type the asterisk by pressing SHIFT + 8 on your keyboard.
  • Type the underscore by pressing the SHIFT + minus key.

Example: This is an example of __**underlined bold text**__ in discord

Here is the result:

 

How to Italicize in Discord

To create italics or italicized text in discord, type a single asterisk like this: *discord italics*. So 2 asterisks for bold text and a single asterisk for italics in discord.

Example: This is an example of **italicized text** in discord.

Here is the result:

 

How to Create Underline & Italicize in Discord

For underlining and italicizing a text, type 2 underscores (__) followed by only 1 asterisk (*) just before the text and 1 asterisk (*) followed by two underscores (__) just after the text.

Example: This is an example of __*underlined italics text*__ in discord

Here is the result:

How to Create Bold Italics Text

For creating text with both italics and bold formatting, type 3 asterisks (***) just before and after your text.

Example: This is an example of ***bold italics text*** in discord.

Here is the result:

How to Create Underline Bold Italics Text

To create underline, bold, and italics formatting in combination, type 2 underscores (__) followed by 3 asterisks (***) before the text followed by 3 asterisks (***) and 2 (__) underscores just after the text.

Example: This is an example of __***underlined bold italics text***__ in discord.

Here is the result:

How to Underline Text in Discord

To create an underlined text in discord, simply type 2 underscores (__) just before and after your text. That’s all.

Example: This is an example of __underlined text__ in discord.

Result:

How to Create Strikethrough on Discord

Here is how to create a discord strikethrough text. Simply type 2 Tilde symbols (~~) just before and after your text that is to be crossed out.

  • To type the Tilde symbol, hold down the SHIFT key and press ~. This is the key that is available just below the escape key.

Example: This is how to do ~~strikethrough~~ on discord.

Result:

Advanced Text Formatting in Discord

Single Line Code Block in Discord

To create a single line code block, you need to use backquotes (`) in your formatting. This is also known in different names like acute, backtick, left quote, open quote, etc.

This is the same key that we used for the Tile (~) symbol. But here you don’t have to hold down the SHIFT key to get it. Just press that key and you’ll be done.

Example: `This is an example of a single line code block`

Result:

Multiple Line Code Block

For creating a multiple-line code block in discord, you need to use 2 extra backticks. It similar to the single line conde block but here instead of one backtick, you need to type 2 extra backticks.

Example:

```This is a demo of

multiple line code blocks

by makmodo```

Result:

Discord Color Text Formatting

And now we are getting into the fun part-writing in a colorful text. With this feature, you can send format your messages in different colors. Here we are actually hacking the syntax highlighting from highlight.js running at the back-end of Discord.

How to Create Red Color Text

Here we are using the diff syntax highlighting for obtaining the red color of the text. Put a dash (-) before the test that you want to make red.

Example:

```diff
- This is an example for red colored text!
```

Result:

How to Create Orange Color Text

For creating an orange color text, we make use of the CSS syntax highlighting. For this, you have to wrap your content in square brackets as in the example below.

Example:

```css
[This is an example for orange colored text]
```

Result:

How to Create Yellow Color Text

For the yellow color, we are using another syntax highlighter that is fix. For this to work, you have to type like this:

Example:

```fix
Everything is yellow in fix --
No matter the line!
```

Result:

How to Create Green Color Text

To type green colored text use the diff highlighter, but his time use a (+) sign before your text to be colored.

Example:

```diff
+ This is an example for green colored text!
```

Result:

How to Create Cyan Color Text

For getting cyan color for your text, use the code like in the below example:

Example:

```json
"This is an example for cyan colored text in discord"
```

Result:

How to Create Blue Color Text

Here we use the ini syntax highlighting for imparting a blue color to the text.

Example:

```ini
[This is a blue highlighted text]
```

Result:

Now It’s Your Turn!

Now it’s your turn to use the discord text formatting tricks and impress your friends. So go try this and let us know how it works for you.

You can bookmark this page for future reference. You can use this page as your go-to resource for checking the syntax for each of the text formattings in discord.

Vishnu Mohan is the founder and fountainhead of Makmodo who hails from God's Own Country. He is an ardent tech geek who loves writing content on Windows, Android, security, tech hacks, and gadget reviews. Apart from the techy stuff, he enjoys listening to music, reading books, and playing cricket. In his free time, you can see him taking candid photographs or nurturing hanging orchids in his front yard.

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