Discord Text Formatting Guide: Colors, Bold, Italic, Strikethrough

When people joined the Discord channel for the first time, most of them were not aware of what and how to do it. They find different typing styles full of colors, underlines, bolded letters, strikethrough text, and italics but they don’t know how to apply all of these fonts. If you are also the one who joined the Discord channel for the first time and do not know how to apply and use different types of formatting then, this article is for you.

If you want to be a Discord formatting wiz then, you have to go through the Discord text formatting guide properly. In the below article, you will learn about the basics behind Discord text formatting and how to use bold, italics, colors, and all. Once you will get to know all about its basics, you will easily learn the Discord formatting.

When you are enjoying sitting on the bed and chatting on the Discord platform, there is always a sleek, lightweight engine working in the background which is formatting all of your text which is known as Markdown. There is no need to learn in the deep but you need to know that Discord uses Markdown for text formatting, and Highlight.js for code block highlighting.

How To Format Text in Discord?

In the beginning, you will learn how to bold, italicize, underline, and strikethrough text. It is very important to start from the basics first so that you will be able to use and learn them very easily.After learning some of the basics, you will next learn about creating code blocks for text coloring.

How To Bold Text in Discord

To bold your text in the Discord platform, you first have to start and end the text which you have to bold with the sign i.e. two asterisks (*) in the beginning and end of that text.To mark this, you can use the button SHIFT+8 on your keyboard.

Like in the image given below, the text which should be bold is written with the two asterisks. **bolded text**- This is how you have to write to get the text in bold form in Discord.

How to Italicize Text (Create Slanted Italics) in Discord

If you want to italicize your text in Discord then, here you have put one asterisk in the beginning and end of the text you want to italicize.

Like in bold, you have entered **bolded text** i.e. two asterisks in the beginning and end of the text but to make the text italic you have put only one asterisk to the text.Again, for this SHIFT+8 is on your keyboard which you can use.This is how to you have to type- *italicized text*

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How to Create Bold Italicized Text in Discord (Bold + Italics)

To create the combination of bold as well as italic, you have to put three asterisks in the beginning and the end of the text you want to bold and also want to make it italic.Here is the example for this- ***bold italicized text***

How To Underline Text in Discord

To underline your text in Discord, you have to make use of two underscores in the beginning and end of the text you want to underline.Underscore is available on your keyboard.This is how you have to type the text- __underlined text__

How To Create Strikethrough Text in Discord

If you want to create Strikethrough text in Discord, then you have to use the Tilde (~) key which is also mentioned on your keyboard.You have to put two tildes cross out or two strikethroughs in the beginning and end of the text.

Discord Text Formatting

For this, you can use SHIFT + ~ on your keyboard. For reference, you can see the below image.You just have to type ~~crossed out~~ text.

Formatting On International Keyboard Layouts

Sometimes, using the International Keyboard Layouts will be a good idea. While using this, we generally assume that the asterisk will be used as “Shift + 8” and the tilde will be used as “Shift + Backtick (`)”, but this is not the case.

Here are some of the additional international keyboard layouts which you can use:

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)

Combining Text Formatting Options Even Further

Sometimes, we used to combine the text formatting options even further like we combine underline into bold, italics, and bold+italics.

The given examples are given below:

Underlined and Italicized Text

Here we use the text: __*underlined and italicized text*__

Underlined and Bolded Text

Here we use the text by writing it in the form like __**underlined and bolded text**__

Underlined, Italicized, and Bolded Text

In this, write the text in the form:  __***underlined, italicized, and bolded text***__


Go through all about the Discord Text Formatting Guide given above and try to use them in your Discord channel. Now it is your turn to use bold, italic, underline, and colors in your text, and have fun.