- Crossed out text on Discord can be used to indicate errors, highlight inaccuracies, or show changes in opinion or statements.
- Discord offers multiple ways to cross out text, including using markdown or the in-chat menu.
- The method to cross out text differs between desktop and app users.
Perhaps you’ve seen crossed out text on Discord. In the days of old, crossing out text was used to indicate an error in typing (we’re talking typewriters old). Today, we still use it to make corrections or to indicate some text is an opinion or draw attention to it. However, not everyone knows how to cross out text on Discord. Fortunately, we’re about to show you how to do it!
The sections below include a little something for everyone. Whether you prefer to use markdown or the highlight and select method, we’ll show you how to cross out text on Discord using both the desktop and the mobile app.
Things to Know About Crossed Out Text on Discord
There’s a time and a place for everything, and you definitely don’t want to be that guy who overuses the strikethrough function on a Discord server. If you’re confident you understand Discord etiquette, scroll down to our tutorials below. But for our readers who aren’t exactly sure when and how to use strikethrough (crossed out text), hang out with us for a bit while we teach you all about it.
When to Cross Out Text on Discord
As mentioned above, strikethrough goes way back and was used to indicate an error in typing. However, today we can delete our Discord chats, so what purpose does crossing out text serve?
Well, for starters, you could use strikethrough to highlight someone else’s statement as inaccurate by copying and pasting and then adding the tilde keys (shown below). You can also cross out the text to indicate you were going to say something and changed your mind. Lastly, you can cross out text in a Discord chat to show that you’ve changed your mind about a statement or didn’t mean to type it in the first place.
Understanding Discord Text Functions
Discord offers a variety of functions to make your text stand out or make it more interesting. Fortunately, the developers implemented several ways to activate the functions as well. One of the more common ways to cross out text on Discord is by using markdown (as shown in the first tutorial below).
Markdown text on Discord is really easy because your hands never have to leave the keyboard. You can type a series of symbols and letters to achieve a particular look (strikethrough, italicize, change text color, etc.).
Of course, you can also use the in-chat menu to cross out text too. Discord even offers these functions on the mobile app. So, whether you prefer to use the mouse, or stick to your keyboard, there’s a helpful option for you below!
Before we dive into the step-by-step guide then why not take a quick look at the video below which shows both methods in action.
How to Cross Out Text in Discord — Desktop Markdown Method
Some of us prefer markdown because we can do everything on our keyboard. It’s fast and simple (even for those of you unfamiliar with markdown). If you don’t want to use your mouse to cross out text on Discord, follow these steps:
Step 1: Type Two Tilde Keys
First, go to the Discord channel where you want to submit crossed out text. Before typing text, type two ~~ keys.
Note: The tilde key is found between the tab and the number one button on the top left corner of your keyboard. Type Shift and backquote to get the tilde symbol.
Step 2: Type Your Text
Now, hit space and type the text you want to strike out.
Step 3: Type Two Tilde Keys Again
Hit space again and type two more ~~ keys when you’re finished crossing out text. Then hit Enter on your keyboard to post.
Note: The text will have a line through it before you submit it if you performed the steps properly. If you don’t see the strike, ensure there is a space between the text and the tilde key.
How to Cross Out Text on Discord — Desktop Highlight Method
If you prefer a more foolproof method, you can highlight the text and select the strikethrough symbol. The steps are easy, just do this:
Step 1: Type Your Text
Start the process by typing your text in the chat box, but don’t submit it until you complete the steps.
Step 2: Highlight Your Text
Use your cursor or double-click the text to highlight it.
Step 3: Click the Strikethrough Symbol
Now, click the Strikethrough symbol on the typing menu. You’ll see the text crossed out in the chat box. Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to submit the text.
How to Cross Out Text on Discord — Mobile App
Those using the Discord mobile app can also cross out text on Discord. The steps are similar to those above where we talked about using markdown to cross out text. Of course, it’s still a pretty simple process. The only drawback to the mobile app is that your keyboard layout will vary, thus making it more challenging to find the tilde key.
Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Type the Double Tilde Key
Open the Discord channel where you want to cross out text and type the tilde key two times.
Note: Whether you’re using the Android, iOS, GBoard, or another keyboard, tap the symbols icon and browse the options until you see the ~ key. You may need to tap the symbols icon more than once.
Step 2: Type Your Text
Now, add a space between the tilde key and your text. Then, type the text you want to strike out.
Step 3: Type the Double Tilde Key
Finally, hit space again and type two more tilde keys.
Learning to cross out text on Discord is easy when you follow the tutorials above. No matter the method or device you prefer, you can easily bring attention to your Discord chats and make a statement!
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