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Discord Markdown Text Guide: How To Bold, Italicize, Underline, Strikethrough

Discord Markdown Text 101: Find out how to do text formatting like bold, italics, underline and strikethrough.

Discord has some formatting options that you can use in Chat like Bold, Italics, Underline and Strikethrough. This will surely make your sentences get the attention they deserve. So, here’s a guide that’s all about using markdown in Discord. It’s pretty easy to do it once you know which characters to use. You can always check back here to know more about formatting as well as using code blocks and block quotes in your chats.


Discord Markdown Text 101: Text Formatting Guide

We will look at every aspect of formatting styles like Bold, Bold Italics, Italics, Underline, Underline italics, Underline bold, Underline bold italics and Strikethrough.

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Discord: How to Bold, Italicize, Underline & Strikethrough?

Follow the formatting shown below to get your desired results in the sentences/messages in the chat. Once you type it in the text box itself, you will see how the sentence will be visible after hitting send.

Italics *italics* or _italics_
Bold **bold**
Bold Italics ***bold italics***
Underline __underline__
Underline italics __*underline italics*__
Underline bold __**underline bold**__
Underline bold italics __***underline bold italics***__
Strikethrough  ~~Strikethrough~~

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How to Use Block Quotes in Discord?

Apart from the formatting options mentioned above, if you want to use Block Quotes, here’s how to do it.

  • Add a > in the beginning of a line to make a Block Quote. This will give a single line Block Quote.
  • Add a >>> at the start of a line to make a Block Quote that’s multiline, that is, consisting of multiple words.

How to Use Code Blocks in Discord (Text Markdown)

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To use code blocks, you have to add ` in the beginning and ending of your sentence.


In order to get multiline code blocks, you need to use three of them, that’s “`

This is basically what you need to keep in mind about text formatting/using Discord text markdown like bold, italics and more. If you need more help with the software, here are the Discord guides that you can check out.