Markdown Text 101 (Chat Formatting: Bold, Italic, Underline) Dannysaur August 12, 2018 19:29 Updated Follow 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! I'll show you some examples... Sweet Styles Italics *italics* or _italics_ Underline italics __*underline italics*__ Bold **bold** Underline bold __**underline bold**__ Bold Italics ***bold italics*** underline bold italics __***underline bold italics***__ Underline __underline__ Strikethrough ~~Strikethrough~~ Don't want to use markdown? You can slap a backslash in front of your statement, and it'll escape the markdown formatting. You'll see those asterisks as you'd like! Just keep in mind, it doesn't work in messages with edits or underscores. Code Blocks 1) Discord also supports code blocks as well. You can make your own code blocks by wrapping your text in backticks (`) 2) You can also use three backticks (```) to create multiline code blocks, like this beautifully written haiku. 3) If you really want to spruce up your code blocks, you can denote a specific language for syntax highlighting, by typing the name of the language you want the code block to expect right after the first three backticks beginning your code block. An example... 4) There are many different languages in place of Markdown that Discord's syntax highlighting support. Each different language has its own approach to highlight-able syntax. In Markdown, you can see that here: And you get the idea! Now you're a Discord text markdown expert. Get out there and highlight your statements! Related articles Adding Emoji Magic How do I set up Permissions? Intro to Webhooks Where'd my Audio Input go? (+ Various Voice Issues) How do I disable auto-embed?