Discord has a pretty clean UI design, so getting around the application isn’t difficult at all. You have probably already started messaging with users, joining servers, sending images or videos, etc.
However, Discord is full of all kinds of hidden features that can improve your communication. Everything from bolding to coloring characters, words, or entire messages.
To help you with that, we have set up this guide to show you every trick in the (Discord) book.
Basic Text Formatting
How To Bold In Discord
Put your message between two double-asterisks to make it bold.
How To Italicize in Discord
For italic, you just have to put your message between one set of asterisks.
How To Cross Out Text In Discord
To put a strikethrough on a specific word of your message you will need to add it between two tildes.
How To Underline In Discord
To underline a word, put it between two underscores.
But, that’s not all. You could also make combinations of these different formatting styles.
Bold and Italic
To add both bold and italic on your message, you will need to enclose it with three asterisks on both sides.
Underline and Italic
To get a combination of italic and underline, put it between two underscores and one asterisk, again from both sides.
Underline and Bold
To underline and bold, add two underscores and two asterisks on each side of the message.
Underline, Bold and Italic
To get all three of these, you’ll need to call all three commands. Two underscores and three asterisks on each side.
You now know all the basic text formatting commands, but there is still a bit more to learn.
One of the things you should know is how to color text in Discord. However, Discord doesn’t exactly have specified commands for this. But, there is still a way you can achieve this.
You have to specify a programming language in the message to achieve that.
Here are a few examples:
Red Colored Text
To output your text in a red color, you will either have to specify CSS or Diff syntax.
```css [Make sure to add these brackets] ```
```diff - Make sure to add this dash ```
Yellow Colored Text
For yellow, you will need to use Fix syntax.
```fix Anything between will be yellow ```
Green Colored Text
For different shades of green, you will 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 will need to use three backticks on each side of the message. That character is usually located directly under the Escape key and it is bundled together with a tilde (~).
```You can add as many lines you want```
There is not a lot more to learn about the text formatting rules of Discord as the ones presented in this Discord formatting guide contain the most important ones.
You are ready to properly communicate with your friends and users on your Discord server.