Formatting text in Discord is easy but not apparent. In this article, we are going to discuss how to format text in Discord messages. We'll cover how to bold words, italicize words, and create a combination of these formats to make your messages stand out in a chat room.
Don't want to read? Here's a TLDR!
Bold text in Discord: Put text in between 2 sets of asterix, like so: **bold**
Italicize Text in Discord: Put text in between 1 set of asterix, like so: *italic*
Keep reading for explanations on why and how to format text in discord, alongside additional combinations that will help make your messages unique.
Discord text formatting isn't apparent like many other platforms, because there's no way to toggle a rich text formatting toolbar in the message box.
However, some may argue that formatting text in Discord is even easier than the majority of platforms because of this.
Discord makes use of Markdown for formatting. For those unfamiliar, Markdown is an easy-to-use markup language used to format text on many document editors and systems.
Now that we know how text is formatted in Discord, let's take a look at how to make use of markdown and discord to format your messages.
You'll notice that as you type a message with markdown formatting, it will automatically show you what it will look like in the message box. This is a relatively new update to discord and makes it easy to preview what your content will look like before you send it
How to Italicize in Discord
To italicize a word in discord, wrap it with one asterix (*word here*).
How to Bold words in Discord
To bold a word in discord, wrap it with 2 asterix (**word here**).
Strikethrough in Discord
To strikethrough a word in discord, wrap it with 2 ~ (~~word here~~).
Underline bold text in Discord
Combine __underline__ and bold, like so:
Bold Italic text in Discord
To bold and italicize a word in discord, wrap it with three asterix (***word here***).
Because Discord supports markdown, we can use it to add other types of formatting. Just know, but not all aspects of markdown supported. Currently, you can only really insert code blocks and in-line code like so:
And this becomes inline code:
We hope that this article answered your question about how to bold text in Discord, how to italicize text in Discord, and how to otherwise format content and messages.