Discord Text Formatting Guide (Bold, Color, Italic, Strikethrough, Underline, Code Block)

Become a Discord master! Here's the best Discord text formatting guide, which includes bold, color, italic, strikethrough, underline, code block, and more!

Discord has a clean, intuitive user interface, so navigating 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.

Discord Text Formatting Bold Text

How To Italicize in Discord

For italics, you just have to type your message between a pair of single asterisks (*).

Discord Text Formatting Italic Text

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 (~~).

Discord Text Formatting Strikethrough Text

How To Underline In Discord

To underline a word, type it between a pair of two underscores (__).

Discord Text Formatting Underline Text

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.

Discord Text Formatting Bold and Italic Text

Underline and Italic

To use a combination of italics and underlining, type between two underscores and one asterisk (__* and *__), again on both sides.

Discord Text Formatting Underline and Italic Text

Underline and Bold

To underline and bold, add two underscores and two asterisks on each side of the message (__** and (**__).

Discord Text Formatting Underline and Bold Text

Underline, Bold and Italic

To acquire all three of these, you’ll need to utilize all three directives: two underscores and three asterisks on each side (__*** and ***__).

Discord Text Formatting Underline Bold and Italic Text


You now know all the basic text formatting commands, but there is still more to learn.

One thing you should be aware of is how to add color to text in Discord. However, Discord does not provide specific methods to accomplish this. Luckily, there are ways to incorporate 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.

Example 1:

[Make sure to add these brackets]

Example 2:

- Make sure to add this dash 
Discord Text Formatting Red Colored Text

Yellow Colored Text

For yellow, you need to use Fix syntax.


Anything between will be yellow
Discord Text Formatting Yellow Colored Text

Green Colored Text

For different shades of green, you need to use CSS, Diff, Bash, or JSON syntax.

Example 1:

"Make sure to add the quotation marks"

Example 2:

"Again, don’t forget the quotation marks"

Example 3:

"Quotation marks, quotation marks, quotation marks”

Example 4:

+ must use the plus sign
Discord Text Formatting Green Colored Text

Code Block

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```
Discord Text Formatting Code Block

Final Words

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 prepared to venture out there and interact with your friends and fellow Discord server users like an expert!

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