- Spoiler tags are used to hide information such as spoilers for TV shows that others may not want to know yet.
- Spoiler tags can easily be added to text using one of several simple methods.
- Spoiler tags first need to be enabled in your settings.
Spoilers are key plot points in a game or movie/TV show that others may not be prepared to know. If you’ve ever accidentally mentioned something about the ending of The Last of Us before a friend was ready, you know how much discord you can cause. Fortunately, you can add spoiler tags to Discord, and avoid, well, discord.
We’re about to show you how to add spoiler tags on Discord, but we’ll also teach you some other helpful tips along the way. So, hang out with us for a bit while we walk you through the process.
How to Enable Spoiler Tags on Discord
Spoiler tags only appear if you enable them in your Discord settings. Your dear author is incredibly impatient and loves spoilers. But not everyone feels the same way. Fortunately, you can enable spoiler tags in your account settings. Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Click Settings
Open Discord and click on the settings cog next to your username in the lower left corner.
Step 2: Click Text & Images
Scroll down the settings page a bit and click on Text & Images.
Step 3: Check On Click
Finally, select one of the options at the bottom of the page under Show Spoiler Content.
If you don’t want to risk seeing any spoilers, select On Click.
How to Add a Spoiler Tag on Discord — Desktop App Keyboard Method
Most of us love to use Discord on our desktops. It’s great because it doesn’t tax our RAM while we’re playing online with friends. If you prefer the desktop app, follow these steps:
Note: Some Discord servers have strict rules about including spoiler tags, so beware before posting.
Step 1: Type Two Pipes and a Space
This is the faster method for those of us with remarkable keyboard skills (we use “remarkable” subjectively, of course). Type two pipes (“||”) into your Discord chat.
Note: If you aren’t familiar with typing pipes (also known as vertical bars), hold the Shift Key and the backslash key.
Step 2: Type Your Text
Now, type the spoiler you want to share.
Step 3: Type Two More Pipes
Finally, type two more pipes and hit enter to submit your chat. However, before submitting, ensure the background of your spoiler turns gray, otherwise you might accidentally share the spoiler directly.
Note: Be sure to add spaces between each set of pipes and your text.
How to Add a Spoiler Tag on Discord — Desktop Highlight Method
Some users prefer the highlight and mark method. This one’s a little more foolproof than the one above because if you mistype a pipe, you could potentially submit a spoiler that isn’t covered. Here’s what to do:
Step 1: Type Your Text
Go ahead and type your spoiler in the Discord chat, but don’t submit it just yet.
Step 2: Highlight Your Text
Double-click the text, or click at the end and drag your cursor over it to highlight.
Step 3: Mark as a Spoiler
Now, click the eye icon to mark it as a spoiler. The background will turn gray and you can tap Enter on your keyboard to send it.
How to Add a Spoiler Tag on Discord — Mobile App
You can add spoiler tags on the Discord mobile app too! The process is simple, and it works on both iOS and Android devices. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Type Your Text
Open a Discord chat and type your text in the chat bar at the bottom.
Note: Don’t submit the message until you follow the remaining steps.
Step 2: Long-Press the Text
Now, long-press the text until you see a portion of it highlighted. You can choose the “select all” option or drag the cursors to highlight the text.
Step 3: Tap Mark as Spoiler
A new menu will appear. Scroll to the right a bit and select the Mark as spoiler option.
The background of the text will turn gray and you can hit the send icon to submit it to the group.
When to Use Spoiler Tags on Discord
If you’re new to spoilers tags, you may not fully understand when they’re appropriate and when they aren’t. For example, if you’re talking about GTA V gameplay and you want to include something important about Franklin’s questline, you probably don’t need to add spoiler tags. The game has been out for over a decade now, and most people know how it all ends.
However, you may be in a channel where people are still new to GTA V. If so, it’s better to err on the side of caution and include a spoiler tag. Of course, it also goes without saying that any new gaming or entertainment information should be covered by spoiler tags.
Some servers have spoiler requirements in their rules. Browse through a server’s rules before commenting about any potential spoilers (even the smallest thing can ruin a game).
Discord Spoilers — Wrap Up
If you don’t want a swift kick out of a Discord server, it’s imperative to learn how to use spoiler tags. Aside from being troll shamed, you certainly don’t want to ruin anyone’s day by telling them critical plot points. Follow the steps in this article to keep perfect harmony on Discord, and to see spoiler tags in action then check out the video below which walks you through using then to hide both text and images.
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