Discord is a platform for instant messaging and digital distribution. Discord has become a place for people to find their communities and friends. It allows you to have fun over text, voice, or video chat and keep you close to your friends. It also keeps your chats private and assures your safety.
It has recently become a great platform for mental health support. Discard is available for free in 30 languages. In this article, we’ll teach all the formatting ways involved in Discord. This article is focused on the basics of Discord’s formatting. Before we break down the methods for formatting to you, you need to know what engine it uses.
Discord uses a lightweight and interesting engine that works in the background, formatting the text that we type. This engine is known as Markdown. It formats the plain text in bold, italics, underlined, etc. It first came into existence in 2004 by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz. Discord saw the potential and adapted the engine.
You need to know one more thing before we reach the basics of formatting. Discord also uses a library known as Highlight.js,which highlights your text. So it’s more of a code block highlighting.
Without any further delay, let’s get started.
- 1 How to Format Text in Discord
- 2 Formatting On International Keyboard Layouts
- 3 Combining Text Formatting Options Even Further
- 4 Conclusion
How to Format Text in Discord
In this article, we’ll show you how to write text in bold, italics, and underline. We are going to start with the basics as a starting point and then unleash all the fun parts.
How To Bold Text in Discord
If you wish for your text to be written in bold letters, then you just have to follow this simple step.
Start and end the text with two asterisks. Asterisks are nothing but (*). You will the symbol on your keyboard, on the number keys. Press “Shift+8” to make your text bold. An example of the same is given below:
Here’s an example of **bolded text**.
How To Italicize Text (Create Slanted Italics) in Discord
This method is quite similar to the previous one. To create italics, you have to use an asterisk again. But this time, you only have to use one on both sides instead of two. The keys are the same too, press “Shift+8” on your keyboard.
An example for the same is below:
Here’s an example of *italicized text*.
How To Create Bold Italicized Text in Discord (Bold + Italics)
In discord, making the text both bold and italics is also possible. Instead of using one or two, this time you have to use three asterisks. Type asterisks on the starting and ending point of the text to get the result. An example is provided.
Here’s an example of ***bold italicized text***.
How To Underline Text in Discord
To make your text underlined, all you need is two underscores. The underscore is (_). You can find this key on the symbol keys part of the keyboard. Start and end the text with two underscores on the both sides. There is an example of this method given below:
Here’s an example of __underlined text__.
How To Create Strikethrough Text in Discord
If you wish to create strikethrough text in Discord, then you just have to use the tilde keys. The tilde keys look like this (~). Use two tilde keys on the starting and ending part of the text you type. You can find the key on the right-left of the number key “1”. Press “Shift+~” to make a strikethrough text.
An example for the same is given below.
Here’s an example of ~~crossed out~~ text.
Formatting On International Keyboard Layouts
Since international keyboards are different from English keyboards, one should know where the symbols are located. We present you a layout for the international layouts along with an idea where an asterisk might be located in the layout.
German: Shift+[+] (key right of Ü)
Spanish: Shift+[+] (key right of `^ (Spain) or ´¨ (Latin America))
French (France): * (key right of ù%)
French (Belgium): Shift+$ (key right of ^¨)
French (Switzerland): Shift+3
Italian: Shift+[+] (key right of èé)
Swedish: Shift+’ (key right of Ä)
This will give you an idea of the asterisk’s locations no matter what layout you use.
Combining Text Formatting Options Even Further
The option for combining text formats is also available in Discord. You can combine the underline into bold, italics, and also bold-italics.
An example for each is mentioned below.
Underlined and Italicized Text
To have your text underlined and italicized, you need one asterisk and two underscores on both sides.
For example: “__*underlined and italicized text*__”.
Underlined and Bolded Text
If you want your text underlined and bolded, use two asterisks and underscores on both sides.
For example: “__**underlined and bolded text**__”.
Underlined, Italicized, and Bolded Text
Now, to get the text underlined, italicized, and bolded, you will need three asterisks instead of two and finally, two underscores on both sides of the text.
For example: “__***underlined, italicized, and bolded text***__”.
In conclusion, Discord is an interesting App. Typing is even more fun. If you are a newbie on this App, then you will need this article a lot more than you think. So, bookmark this page right now and have wonderful experiences.