Want to inject some flavor into your everyday text chat? You're in luck! Discord uses Markdown, a simple plain text formatting system that'll help you make your sentences stand out. Here's how to do it! Just add a few characters before & after your desired text to change your text! Let’s go over some examples.
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|Italics||*italics* or _italics_||Underline italics||__*underline italics*__|
|Bold||**bold**||Underline bold||__**underline bold**__|
|Bold Italics||***bold italics***||underline bold italics||__***underline bold italics***__|
If you don’t want to use Markdown, you can use Code Blocks instead.
Organizational Text Formatting
This is currently an experiment and is not available on all servers at this time.
To create a header you just need to include a specific number of the hash/pound sign character (#). Use (#) for a big header, (##) for a smaller header, or (###) for an even smaller header as the first character(s) in a new line to make a header. Here is an example of what each header type looks like.
You can use masked links to make text a clickable or pressable hyperlink. To do so, you need to include the text you want displayed in brackets and then the URL in parentheses. For example:
You can create a bulleted list using either (-) or (*) in the beginning of each line. For example:
You can also indent your list by adding a space before (-) or (*) at the beginning of each line. For example:
You can make your own code blocks by wrapping your text in backticks (`).
If you want to create a multi-line code block, you can do so by wrapping your text in (```), like this beautifully written haiku.
Another option is using block quotes. To use a block quote, you just need to put (>) at the beginning of a line of text to create a single block quote. For example:
If you want to add multiple lines to a single block quote, just add (>>>) before the first line. For example:
Now you're a Discord text markdown expert. Get out there and highlight your statements!