- Although not as easy as changing the text color in Word, you can change the text color on Discord.
- Changing the text color on Discord requires the use of markdown codes.
- Markdown codes require the use of various keys on your keyboard and three lines of text.
Did you know you can change the text color on Discord? Admittedly, it isn’t as easy as clicking a text color icon as in Word or Google Docs. But nonetheless, it can be done. Discord users can learn and execute markdown codes to change the color of their chat messages.
If you aren’t familiar with markdown codes, don’t worry. We’re experts in the subject and we can teach even novice users how to change the text color on Discord. We’ll walk you through some basic knowledge first, then we’ll show you how to change it.
Although we should mention that the markdown codes change often, with new additions and working options leaving frequently. So by the time you read this article, there may be more (or less in some cases). One of the neat things about what we’re about to teach you, though, is how to test and find your own markdown codes too! That way, maybe you can find new colors or fix ones that don’t work anymore. Without further ado, let’s change some Discord text colors!
How to Change Discord Text Color
If you read our lengthy introduction, you already know we’re about to teach you some Discord markdown text code basics. But for those of you who already know markdown, skip ahead to the next section and discover the codes we’ve tested and discovered in 2023.
Markdown codes require the use of various keys on your keyboard and three lines of text. In the following sections, we’ll teach you how to input those codes in the Discord chat, so when you submit the message, the text will be a different color.
Step 1: Type the Backquote Key and Command in the First Line
The first line of text you type must include the backquote key (`) three times, then a series of letters. If you aren’t already familiar with the backquote key, it’s the small key above the tab button and to the left of the number 1 button on your keyboard (top left) and is also referred to as the backtick key.
Step 2: Type the Sample Text in the Second Line
Next, use the Shift+Enter keyboard command to move down a space. Then, type what you’d like to say to everyone on the server.
Note: Some markdowns require symbols before on in-between text. Be sure to type that in the second line exactly as shown below.
Step 3: Type the Backquote Key Again
Finally, use the Shift+Enter keyboard command again and type the three backquote symbols again. The text will appear in a different color and you can click Enter on your keyboard again to submit it.
Now that we’ve covered the breakdown of how to type markdown codes on Discord, let’s teach you how to change your text color.
Change Discord Text to Blue
We’ll start with blue. This markdown used to give us the color red, but as mentioned above, things change. If you want to change your Discord text to blue, type this into a Discord chat:
```CSS [Text] ```
Note: Be sure to include the brackets around your text for the color to turn blue.
Change Discord Text to Red
Red is simple and fun. If you like to make a statement, type this markdown into a Discord chat to change the color to red:
```elm Sample Text Here ```
Change Discord Text to Green Background
Ok, this one looks pretty cool on a black background. If you want some really neat green text, type this into a Discord chat:
```diff !Sample Text ```
If you type it properly, you’ll get excellent results. But be sure to include the exclamation point before your text.
How to Change Discord Text Background to Red
If you like the green one above, you may love changing Discord’s text to white with a red background. Here’s how to do it:
```diff -Sample Text ```
How to Change Discord Text to Red and Blue
Ok, so this one’s a little different. You can change your text to red or blue (or a combination of the two). Fortunately, it’s simple and works really well. Here’s what to do:
```yaml !Sample !Text Here ```
When you want red text, type the exclamation point. When you want blue text, leave the exclamation point out.
Change Discord Text to Red With Dashes
Red is simple and fun. But unfortunately, this one won’t work without some dashes. If you like to make a statement, type this markdown into a Discord chat to change the color to red:
```CSS @Sample-Text ```
Markdown is never an exact science, so this option won’t work without dashes in between each word. Of course, even with the dashes, it looks pretty cool.
How to Change Discord Text to Orange
Here’s another fun markdown that will change your Discord text color. Unfortunately, you must include the period symbol between each word (as we did with the red above). If you want orange text, do this:
```arm Sample.Text.Here ```
How to Find New Discord Text Colors
We wouldn’t leave you without a little insight into how we found these markdowns. Unfortunately, not all markdowns work forever. But once you learn how they work, it’s easier to discover new Discord text colors.
All markdown follows the same pattern: Three backquote keys, a command, a second line with your text, and a third line with three more backquote keys. While that part is straightforward, sniffing out new Discord colors can be tricky. It takes some time and effort, but if you know what to try, you’ll have the most awesome Discord text colors ever.
Here are a few common commands to put in your first line of text:
Type the three backquote keys, and the command, then try a combination of symbols (!, ., -, +, “, etc.) and your text! It’s that easy. Before you know it, you’ll come up with all sorts of color combinations. Don’t forget to try periods and dashes between words to keep the color going.
If you want to see these codes in action then take a look at the video below which walks you through changing the text color on Discord.
Changing Discord’s text color is so simple and fun once you understand how to do it. You can impress your friends or stand out from the crowd by following all the instructions above. While we are doing a little more than basic typing, it’s a simple process that even novice computer users can follow.
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