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:
- italics = *italics*
- bold = **bold**
- bold italics = ***bold italics***
- strikeout = ~~strikeout~~
- underline = __underline__
- underline italics = __*underline italics*__
- underline bold = __**underline bold**__
- underline bold italics = __***underline bold italics***__
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.
Discord also supports code blocks as well! Like so:
- `whoa, cool one line code block~` =
Use three backticks ("```"), and you can make a multi-line code block, like this beautifully written haiku:
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:
MFW Markdown actually does what I want it to do
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!