How to Format Text in Discord

Discord is a freeware application that was initially created for the video gaming enthusiasts for communication using chat, video and audio communication. It’s a cross-platform feature and run on any operating system: Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and across several web browsers.

In this guide, we shall examine how to format text in Discord, This includes how to make your text appear Bold, Italicized, underlined and colored among many others. Without much further ado, let’s jump in.

1) How to make text appear bold

To make your text appear bold in Discord, enclose it between double  asterisk   i.e. ** bold text**

After you hit ‘ENTER’ to send the message, the text will appear in bold as shown in the output.

2) How to make text appear in italics

To Italicize text in discord,  enclose the text in single asterisk  i.e  * Italicized word*

After pressing ‘ENTER’ the message will appear italicized as shown.

3) How to underline text

To underline text, enclose the text between double underscore marks i.e __ bold text __

Hit ENTER and the text between the double underscore marks will be underlined.

4) How to strikethrough text

To strikethrough text, enclose text within double tilde marks  (~~)  i.e. ~~text~~

When you hit ENTER, your text will be struck through as shown.

Format Text in Discord using a combination of techniques

So far, we have covered how you can make your text appear bold, italicized, underlined and how you can place a strikethrough. In this section, we shall see how you can format text using a combination of these techniques, for example, you can have a combination of bold and underlined text, bold and italicized and so on.

Let’s dive deeper and see how you can achieve this.

1) How to make text appear bold and Italicized

To make your text have a combination of bold and Italics, use the triple asterisk marks as shown

*** text ***

Hit ENTER and see your text transform into bold and italicized!

2) How to make text appear bold and underlined

You can also have a combination of bold text which is underlined. To achieve this,  enclose your text between double underscore and double asterisk characters i.e __**bold and underlined text**__

When you hit ENTER, you will get your text in bold and underlined format.

3) How to make text  bold, underlined & Italicized

It is still possible to have a combination of all the three formatting techniques: bold, underlined and text with a strikethrough. To achieve this enclose text using a double underscore, and triple asterisks. ie.

__*** bold underlined and italicized text ***__

Hit Enter and behold the magic!

Formatting Text using Color

Now here is the fun section, colorizing your text! In addition to the basic text formatting techniques, you can add some spice by adding color to your text.

Let’s explore a few examples

1) Color your text red

To  add red color to your text, use the triple backtick (“`)  with diff attribute &  hyphen (-)  as shown.

Hit ENTER and your text will change to Red color.

2) Color your text Orange

To color your text Orange, use the brackets [ ] to enclose the text alongside the attribute css   as shown

3) Color your text Yellow

To make your text color Yellow, use the triple backtick (“`) with fix attribute as shown.

After hitting ENTER, your text will appear as follows

4) Color your text dark green

To color your text dark green, use the  triple backtick (“`) with json attribute as shown.

Hit the ENTER button and see your text transform into a dark green color.

5) Color your text Blue

If Blue happens to be your favorite color and you itch using it in your text in discord,  use the triple backtick (“`) with the ini attribute as shown.

Hit Enter and here are the results.

Take away

We have come to the conclusion of this topic, the ball now is in your court. Give it a try and send us some feedback. In this topic, you learned how to Discord Text Formatting.

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