How To Make Text Bold in Discord? Complete Guide

Do you want to make your chat fancier and more colorful in Discord? If yes, you are in the right place. I will discuss how to make your chat stand out by injecting some colorful formatting.

Luckily, Discord has a Markdown, which is a simple and straightforward text formatting system that helps you to make your words stand out. But before going in more detail of Discord text formatting, let’s discuss what Markdown is.

How to Bold in Discord
How to Bold in Discord

Markdown is a lightweight markup system featuring plain-text formatting syntax. It was designed by John Gruber and Aaron Swartz in 2004. Most of the time, it is used to format simple text files, such as readme for writing online discussion forums messages, as well as to create rich and colorful text using a plain text editor. Major online discussion platform that uses Markdown include Reddit, Discord, and name a few others.

How to Bold in Discord?

How to Bold in Discord?
How to Bold in Discord?

Suppose you are a Discord user and see other users chat in bold formats and wondering how you can apply that formatting to your chats worry no more since it can be done in just a few simple steps. Here is how you can bold in Discord.

  • First of all, input your text to the Discord text box.
  • Now with the help of a keyboard, add two asterisks keys (**) to both ends of your text; you want to bold.
  • Done, now your text will be bold.

Other Popular Discord Formatting Options

Discord not only allows you to be bold in Discord but also allows you to apply another text formatting to your text, such as italic, underline, strikethrough, etc. Below is how you can apply different formatting to your Discord text.

How to Italicize in Discord?

How to Italicize in Discord
How to Italicize in Discord

If you are wondering how to italicize your text in Discord, you can do that, adding a simple symbol with the help of the keyboard. Here is how you can do that;

  • Write your text in the Discord text box.
  • To both ends of your text that you want to italicize, add an underscore key (_) with the help of a keyboard.
  • Now your text will be italicized.

How to Strikethrough in Discord?

How to Strikethrough in Discord?
How to Strikethrough in Discord?

To make your Discord text fancier, you can strikethrough it by adding tilde key to both ends of your text you want to strikethrough. Here is how to do that;

  • Write your text in the Discord text box.
  • Now, from the keyboard, find and add two tilde keys (~~) to both ends of your text you want to strikethrough.
  • Now your text will be strikethrough.

How to Underline in Discord?

How to Underline in Discord?
How to Underline in Discord?

If you want to make your Discord text underlined, you can do that as well. Unlike adding a single underscore key (_) to both ends of your text that is used for italicizing text in Discord, you will have to add two underscore keys (_ _) to both ends of your text you want to underline. Here is how to that;

  • Write your text in the Discord text box.
  • Add two underscore keys (_ _) to both ends of your text you want to underline.
  • Your text will be underlined.

How to Underline Bold in Discord?

How to Underline Bold in Discord?
How to Underline Bold in Discord?

Discord also allows you to apply multiple formatting to your text. For example, you can make your text both bold and italic at the same time. Here is how you can do that;

  • Write your text in the Discord text box.
  • Now add both two underline keys (_ _) and two asterisks keys (**) to both ends of the text you want to bold and underline.
  • Now, your text will be both underlined and bold in Discord.

How to Italic Bold in Discord?

How to Italic Bold in Discord?
How to Italic Bold in Discord?

Similarly, you can also apply both italic and bold formatting to your text. Here is how to do that;

  • Write your text in the Discord text box.
  • Add three asterisks keys (***) to both ends of your text you want to italicize and bold.
  • Your text will be bold italicized.

How to Add Code Blocks in Discord?

How to Add Code Blocks in Discord?
How to Add Code Blocks in Discord?

You can also add Code Blocks in Discord, which is a great way to chat without applying additional formatting. As the name says, this feature is useful for users who are collaborating on a project and require to share code snippets with other users.

These code blocks also come handy to send messages containing elements, such as underscores, asterisks, etc. that otherwise, would be recognized as  Markdown formatting by Discord.

Here is how you can add Code Blocks in Discord.

  • Write your text in the Discord text box.
  • To both ends of your text that you want to contain in a code block, add two backticks (‘).
  • You can do this for both a single line or multiple lines.
  • If you want to create a code block for a single line, add a single (‘) backtick key to both ends of your text.
  • If you want to create code blocks for multiple lines, add three backtick keys (‘’’) to both ends of your text.

Wrapping Up

Discord is an extremely popular platform among the gaming community where they can chat with other users from all around the globe. If you want to make your text in Discord fancier, you can use its Markdown system to apply different text formatting. Above is some basic Discord formatting that you apply to your text.

FAQs

Q: How can I highlight text in Discord?

Ans: you cannot highlight text in Discord by applying a background to it. However, you can italicize, bold, underline, and strikethrough your text.

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