Discord has a clean, intuitive user interface, so navigating around the application is generally very straightforward. You might have already started messaging your fellow users, joining servers, and sending images or videos.
However, Discord also has numerous hidden features that can improve your messaging experience. These include everything from making text bold to coloring letters, words, or entire messages.
To help you make the most of these features, we have created this handy guide to teach you every trick in the (Discord) book.
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Basic Text Formatting
How To Bold In Discord
Type your message between a pair of double-asterisks (**) to make it bold.
How To Italicize in Discord
For italics, you just have to type your message between a pair of single asterisks (*).
How To Cross Out Text In Discord
To put a strikethrough on parts of your message, you need to type it between a pair of two tildes (~~).
How To Underline In Discord
To underline a word, type it between a pair of two underscores (__).
That isn’t all. You could also use combinations of these different formatting styles.
Bold and Italic
To add both bold text and italics to your message, you need to enclose it with three asterisks (***) on both sides.
Underline and Italic
To use a combination of italics and underlining, type between two underscores and one asterisk (__* and *__), again on both sides.
Underline and Bold
To underline and bold, add two underscores and two asterisks on each side of the message (__** and (**__).
Underline, Bold and Italic
To get all three of these, you’ll need to use all three commands: two underscores and three asterisks on each side (__*** and ***__).
You now know all the basic text formatting commands, but there is still more to learn.
One thing you should know is how to color text in Discord. However, Discord doesn’t have specific commands to achieve this. Fortunately, there are ways to include colored text in your messages.
You need to specify a programming language in the message.
Here are a few examples:
Red Colored Text
To output your text in red, you need to specify either CSS or Diff syntax.
```css [Make sure to add these brackets] ```
```diff - Make sure to add this dash ```
Yellow Colored Text
For yellow, you need to use Fix syntax.
```fix Anything between will be yellow ```
Green Colored Text
For different shades of green, you need to use CSS, Diff, Bash, or JSON syntax.
```json "Make sure to add the quotation marks" ```
```bash "Again, don’t forget the quotation marks" ```
```css "Quotation marks, quotation marks, quotation marks” ```
```diff + must use the plus sign ```
To add a code block of text, you need to use three backticks on each side of the message. This character is usually found directly under the Escape key and is often bundled together with a tilde (~).
```You can add as many lines you want```
There is not much more to learn about text formatting on Discord, as the methods described in this guide include the most important ones.
Now you’re ready to get out there and communicate with your friends and fellow Discord server users like a pro!