How to Bold, Underline, and Italicize in Discord

Discover how to use these formatting options in Discord: bold, underline, and italicize. Highlight text with these simple steps.

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Discord uses a formatting syntax called markdown, which allows you to add style to your text with just a few characters. You can use it to highlight your text and create more attractive messages. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to bold, underline, and italicize and make your text look like this:

  • Bold: Your Text
  • Underline: Your Text
  • Italicize: Your Text

Let’s get into the tutorial!

How to Bold Text in Discord

Using Markdown

To bold text in Discord, surround the text you want to emphasize with two asterisks (**) on both sides. For example:

**This is bold text**

Using Chat Options

  1. Type your message in chat text input field.
  2. Highlight the text you want to bold.
  3. Select “Bold” from the context menu.

How to Italicize Text in Discord

Using Markdown

To italicize text in Discord, surround the text you want to emphasize with a single asterisk (*) on both sides. For example:

*This is italicized text*

Using Chat Options

  1. Type your message in the text input field.
  2. Highlight the text you want to italicize.
  3. Right-click the highlighted text and select “Italicize” from the context menu.

How to Underline Text in Discord

Using Markdown

To underline text in Discord, surround the text you want to emphasize with two underscores (__) on both sides. For example:

__This is underlined text__

Using Chat Options

  1. Type your message in the text input field.
  2. Highlight the text you want to underline.
  3. Right-click the highlighted text and select “Underline” from the context menu.

Combining Formatting Options

You can combine multiple formatting options in a single message using Markdown syntax:

  • Bold and italicize: ***This is bold and italicized text***
  • Bold and underline: **__This is bold and underlined text__**
  • Italicize and underline: *__This is italicized and underlined text__*
  • Bold, italicize, and underline: ***__This is bold, italicized, and underlined text__***
Discover how to use this formatting options in Discord: bold, underline, and italicize. Highlight text with these simple steps.

Discord also supports other markdown features, such as spoilers and strikethrough text, giving you even more ways to enhance your

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