Discord is a messaging application that has various features such as voice call, voice channels, video calling, screen sharing, and community building. You can create your own group or community with as many members as you want. Even though initially discord was directed towards the gaming community, slowly others also started using it and realized how well built it is. 

In discord, while messaging you can easily format texts you highlight or emphasize them. They come in handy when you want to emphasize particular words or particular sentences. Similar to many other messaging applications out there, discord also uses markdown syntax to do basic text formatting. 

Text formatting in discord

Markdown syntax such as asterisk and others can be used for simple and basic text formatting. 

Making the text italic 

If you would like to make your text or message look italic then all you need to do its add “*” or the asterisk at the start and end of the text or message

making the text italic

Making the text bold in discord

If you want to make the text or message appear bold then all you need to is add “**” or double asterisk at the start and end of the message. 

making the text bold in discord

Underlining the text

If you want to underline your message or text then all you need to do is “__” or double underscores at the start and end of the message.

underlining the text

Strikethrough text formatting

If you would like to strikethrough a particular piece of text or the message then all you need to do is “~~” or two tildes at the start and end.

strikethrough text formatting

Combining all the text formats

Combining text formats is super easy, barely an inconvenience in discord. 

combining all the text formats

Be it double asterisk or tildes or underlines, you can do anything just with one text. You can combine all the text formatting and use it on a single piece of text without any issue. Just keep in the mind the order of your syntaxes to get the correct output.

combining all text formats

Adding code blocks to discord messages

Adding code blocks to the messages gives them a unique look. All you need to do is add some backticks at the start and end of the message or text.

adding code blocks to discord messages

You can add one backtick ` if you want to use it on a single line and double backtick “ if you want to use it for multiple lines. 

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Conclusion:

Text formatting is a huge part of texting in discord and actually gives way more meaning to the text than we actually intend to. Text formatting in discord has been illustrated in the simplest way possible in the article. Keep in mind the order of usage, if you do not use the syntaxes in the correct order then you may not get the format you desire.