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How to Strikethrough on Discord in 3 Steps

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How to Strikethrough on Discord in 3 Steps

Key Points

  • Discord is a versatile communication platform that can be used for gaming, work, and casual chatting.
  • One of Discord’s overlooked features is the strikethrough, which can be used in chats.
  • To use the strikethrough feature, you need to log into your Discord account, open a chat, and highlight the text you want to strikethrough.
  • You can also strikethrough sent messages on Discord by using the edit function in chat.
  • On the Discord mobile app, you need to manually type two tildes at the beginning and end of the text to strikethrough it.

Discord is one of the most versatile communication platforms that is suitable for many purposes. For some, it’s the ideal audio communication app for gaming, but for others, it’s ideal for everything from work to casual chatting.

With such versatility, Discord offers a lot of features and, although it’s a small app for some, it can be a very helpful tool if you learn how to use all of its features.

Below, we’ll show you how to use one of Discord’s most overlooked features: the strikethrough. Let’s break it down into 3 easy steps!

How to Strikethrough on Discord

The strikethrough is somewhat “hidden,” so you need to know how to find it before you can use it. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to use it in your communication over Discord.

Here are the 3 simple steps that will take about a minute of your time.

Step 1: Log into Your Discord Account

You can use strikethrough in the browser version of Discord but you can also do it using the desktop app or even using the Discord app for smartphones.

Regardless of what you use, you’ll need to log in to your Discord account first. If you don’t have one yet, you can easily create it on the official Discord website here.

Once you’re logged in, head to the chat area.

How to Strikethrough on Discord in 3 Steps
Log into or sign up for Discord.

Step 2: Open a Chat and Start Typing a Message

Open any chat in your Discord account so you can start writing a message. Remember that the strikethrough doesn’t just work in a private chat but also in group or server chats.

If you have a new Discord account and don’t have any friends in your friends list yet, you can find any server and join it to try out this feature.

Once you’ve found a chat where you can try out the strikethrough feature, start typing a message as usual and head to the next step before you send the message.

How to Strikethrough on Discord in 3 Steps
Start typing a message.

Step 3: Highlight and Strikethrough

To find the strikethrough feature and use it in your Discord chat, you need to highlight the text you want to strikethrough. When you highlight the text, a small taskbar will pop up above the highlighted text. In this taskbar, you’ll find a strikethrough function with an icon showing a horizontal line through the letter.

When you press the icon, your selected text will be crossed out. Remember that you should select the text manually with a pointer and not with the keyboard. If you select text with a keyboard shortcut, the taskbar won’t be displayed.

How to Strikethrough on Discord in 3 Steps
Highlight your message and click the strikethrough option (next to italics).

Can You Strikethrough Sent Messages on Discord?

Yes, you can strikethrough sent messages on Discord by using the edit function in chat. Note that you can only edit messages you sent.

To strikethrough a sent message, point your mouse cursor at the message and click the More button (three dots) and then the Edit Message button. This way, you can edit the sent message directly in the chat, and then you just need to select the text and click the strikethrough button in the pop-up taskbar.

How to Strikethrough on Discord in 3 Steps
You can also strikethrough a sent message through the More section.

How to Strikethrough on Discord Using the Mobile App

What’s different about the Discord mobile app is that you don’t get a pop-up taskbar when you highlight text as you do on the desktop. You can still strikethrough text but you have to manually type two tildes at the beginning and the end of the text.

If you do that, you still won’t see the text as strikethrough until you send it, so that’s another thing to keep in mind. You can either find the tildes on your keyboard or you can copy them in this article.

An example of a strikethrough message in the Discord mobile app: ~~this will be a strikethrough message.~~

Wrapping Up

Some people never use strikethrough but it can be a great way to improve your written communication, especially when giving instructions. Strikethrough isn’t hard to find as long as you know where to find it and how to use it. It can get a little complicated in Discord’s smartphone app. You need to add strikethrough manually, which is a little more work, but at least it’s an available option.

Summary Table

StepInstructions
Step 1: Log into Your Discord AccountYou can use strikethrough in the browser version of Discord but you can also do it using the desktop app or even using the Discord app for smartphones. Log in to your Discord account first. Once you’re logged in, head to the chat area.
Step 2: Open a Chat and Start Typing a MessageOpen any chat in your Discord account so you can start writing a message. The strikethrough doesn’t just work in a private chat but also in group or server chats. Start typing a message as usual and head to the next step before you send the message.
Step 3: Highlight and StrikethroughTo find the strikethrough feature and use it in your Discord chat, you need to highlight the text you want to strikethrough. When you highlight the text, a small taskbar will pop up above the highlighted text. In this taskbar, you’ll find a strikethrough function. When you press the icon, your selected text will be crossed out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Discord so popular?

Discord is very popular because of its versatility and ability to provide a very great communication platform for all types of uses.

What is the most famous server on Discord?

Midjourney server is the most popular server with over 16 million members.

What other text features can you use besides strikethrough?

You can use bold, italic, invisible text function, and more.

Is Discord free to use?

Yes, Discord is free to use.

Can you do video chat on Discord?

Yes, you can do video chat and even share your screen or stream on Discord.

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