How to Underline in Discord in 3 Steps

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How to Underline in Discord in 3 Steps

Key Points

  • To underline your text in Discord, simply encase the text within double underscores.
  • You can also format your Discord message with bold and italicized text using single underscores and double asterisks.
  • You can edit a sent underlined message in Discord, but it will show as edited to all recipients.
  • Discord uses Markdown as its formatting language, which is simple and widely compatible.

While text messages are great for their convenience, they can be a bit tricky to handle. We’ve all ended up in a particularly uncomfortable conversation due to some innocent miscommunication. It can be difficult to get your point across effectively using the written word. Trying to interpret someone’s tone from a simple message can easily make us get the wrong end of the stick. Formatting your message can help you get your point across, add some emphasis, and even inject a little comedy. If you’re wondering how to underline your text in Discord, read on. Be sure to check out how to make Discord polls too (they’re super simple and super fun!)

How to Underline in Discord

Overall, the steps for underlining your text in Discord are pretty simple. We outline the process next.

Step 1: Log in to Discord

First off, open up the Discord app or website and use your details to log in. For this article, we’re going with the app.

Discord login page.
Either register or log in to your Discord account to get started.

Step 2: Write a Message

Secondly, find the channel or conversation where you want to type a message. To keep things simple, we’ve chosen “underlined message” as our text. Easy!

Discord server.
Find the channel or conversation where you want to write your message.

Step 3: Underline Your Message via Double Underscores

Once you have your message, simply encase the text within double underscores and press send. This will send your message with the underscored text showing as underlined. You can see an example of this in the image.

Underlined formatting in Discord.
Adding double underscores before and after your text will format it as underlined.
Sending an underlined message in Discord.
Once you’re happy with your underlined message, hit send.

What Other Ways Can I Format a Discord Message?

Sometimes, underlines just don’t cut it. Not to worry, as you can bold and italicize your text as well. The process is very similar, except you’ll want to use a single underscore for italicized text and double asterisks for bold text. Alternatively, you can combine these to add multiple formats to your text. Triple asterisks will bold and italicize your text, while double underscores and triple asterisks will add all three styles to your message. If you really want to get fancy with it, find out how to make stickers to use in Discord.

Can I Edit an Underlined Message?

You can easily remove the underscores before sending if you’ve changed your mind about underlining. But if you’ve already sent it, all is not lost. If you long-tap the message (or, if using the browser, right-click), you can edit a sent message. Keep in mind, however, that this will show as edited to all recipients.

What Is the Markdown language?

When learning about formatting, you may come across the term “Markdown”. Put simply, this is a type of markup language. These provide instructions for formatting text. These languages are frequently used in many types of applications for representing text and other data. Discord uses Markdown because it’s a popular choice for its simplicity. No lengthy codes are needed, and it’s recommended for its compatibility. You may have heard of HTML, JSON, or XML, which are other examples of markup languages.

Wrapping Up

To summarize, underlining your message in Discord might not be too obvious, especially if you’re new to formatting text. However, once you know how, it’s as easy as can be. To recap, the steps are:

  • Find the location where you want to send your message, i.e., the channel or conversation.
  • Write your message, but before you hit send, put double underscores on either side of the text that you want to underline.
  • To finish, hit send, and the text will show as underlined. This basic formatting method is great for making your message clearer, highlighting important information, or adding a bit of wit and emphasis to an otherwise ordinary conversation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I underline text in Discord?

Underlining text in Discord is simple. If you encase your text in double underscores, it will be underlined once you send the message.

Can I format my text in multiple ways?

Yes, you can italicize and bold your text, as well as underline it. To bold your message, the process is similar, but uses double asterisks instead. Likewise, to italicize some text, you can use a single underscore. If you want to bold and italicize, use triple asterisks. To combine all three, use double underscores and triple asterisks.

Does Discord limit the amount of underlined text?

No, Discord has no limits for formatting text. As long as you enclose your text in double underscores, the whole message will be underlined.

Can headings be formatted in the same way?

No, currently, there isn’t a built-in method for formatting headers. However, you can use the basic formatting options and/or make the text larger to highlight it as important text.

Is underlined text supported by all Discord platforms?

Yes, Discord uses the Markdown language for its formatting, which is supported by most Discord platforms and clients.

Can I undo underlined text in Discord?

Yes, if you haven’t sent the message yet, you can just remove the underscores from the text to display it normally. Otherwise, you can long-press your message (or right-click in a browser) to edit a message that’s already been sent.

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