Markdown Text 101
Want to inject some flavor into your everyday text chat? You're in luck! Discord uses Markdown, a simple plain text formatting system that'll help you make your sentences stand out. Here's how to do it! Just add a few characters before & after your desired text to change your text! I'll show you some examples...
Italics *italics* or _italics_
Underline italics __*underline italics*__
Underline bold __**underline bold**__
Bold Italics ***bold italics***
underline bold italics __***underline bold italics***__
Don't want to use markdown? You can slap a backslash in front of your statement, and it'll escape the markdown formatting. You'll see those asterisks as you'd like! Just keep in mind, it doesn't work in messages with edits or underscores.
Discord also supports code blocks as well. You can make your own code blocks by wrapping your text in backticks (`)
You can also use three backticks (```) to create multiline code blocks, like this beautifully written haiku.
If you really want to spruce up your code blocks, you can denote a specific language for syntax highlighting, by typing the name of the language you want the code block to expect right after the first three backticks beginning your code block. An example...
There are many different languages in place of Markdown that Discord's syntax highlighting support. Each different language has its own approach to highlight-able syntax. For a full list: https://highlightjs.org/static/demo/. Note that you won't be able to view syntax highlighting on the mobile app.
And you get the idea! Now you're a Discord text markdown expert. Get out there and highlight your statements!
A special thanks to Frosty#9449 for their help in making this guide.
If you have any questions or want to get in contact with me, you can add Matthew#2334 on Discord or join my support server.