- Discord provides an easy way to bold text, simply enclose your message in double asterisks.
- You can also combine text formats in Discord, such as bold and underline or bold and italicize.
- Markdown is a lightweight markup language used for formatting text quickly without complicated codes.
- Bolding a message in Discord is easy once you know how, and can make your message more readable.
- Discord uses the Markdown language for basic formatting functions like bold, italicize, and underline.
When you’re typing a message to your friend or on a Discord server, sometimes you want to add a little extra emphasis. You may want to highlight a heading in a particularly long post, draw attention to important information or simply make your text more readable by breaking up long blocks of text. Emphasizing certain words can even help make your messages more humorous. Although Discord has many features, their text formatting is relatively discreet compared to others. But luckily, Discord provides an easy way to do this that’s supported by most devices and browsers. Read on to find out the easy steps needed to bold text in Discord.
How to Bold in Discord
Luckily, the steps to bold your text in Discord are fairly easy, and listed below. Before we dive into the step-by-step guide then check out the video below which quickly walks you through how to bold text on Discord.
Step 1: Open Discord and Log In
First, you need to open Discord either in your browser or in the mobile app. For illustrative purposes, we’re using the Discord app.
Step 2: Compose Your Message
Second, find the server and channel you want to write a message in, or the person you wish to send a direct message to, and write your chosen message. If you’re not part of the server you wish to write a message in, then you’ll need to join the server or make one. For example, we’ve gone with a simple “bold message” here.
Step 3: Bold Your Message Using Asterisks
To finish, simply enclose your message in double asterisks and hit send. This will put your message in bold, as you can see in the image.
Step 4: How to Combine Text Formats
Additionally, if you want to bold and underline, or bold and italicize your message, you can do so. All you have to do is add double underscores to your asterisks for bold and underline or add a third asterisk to bold and italicize. You can see this being done in the image.
What Is Markdown?
In simple terms, Markdown is a type of markup language. This is a language that provides instructions for how plain text should be processed, formatted, and displayed. We can use markup languages in all kinds of applications, from representing data, formatting communication and web development. Markdown, in particular, is a lightweight language, meaning it’s relatively simple to learn and use, and allows you to format text quickly without needing complicated codes. We usually use markdown for documents, blog posts, and chat platforms. Other kinds of markup languages include HTML, XML, and JSON.
How to Bold in Discord: Wrapping Up
To conclude, bolding a message in Discord may seem fairly unintuitive at first, but once you know how, it’s easy to accomplish. By enclosing your text in double asterisks, you can quickly highlight important text and make your message more readable. Discord uses the Markdown language for its basic formatting functions, which can also be used to italicize, underline, and bold text, or some combination of the three.
|1||Open Discord and Log In|
|2||Compose Your Message|
|3||Bold Your Message Using Asterisks|
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