How To Bold On Discord

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Do you want to make some, or all, of your text bold on Discord?

Bold text is a formatting style that will make your text stand out, similar to that of italicizing or underlining. Not only can bold text be used to highlight important information, but it also is a way to show creativity in your messages for humor and emphasis.

Making text bold in Discord can be done in several ways, which include using keyboard shortcuts and markup language.

But don’t worry if this sounds complicated, as this guide explains how to bold on Discord with simple step-by-step instructions.

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How To Make Text Bold On Discord

There are three main ways to make text bold on Discord. This guide explains all three in 5 simple steps so you can give each one a try and see which works best for you.

Quick note: These methods explain how to bold on Discord using the desktop app and web browser.

It is also worth mentioning that when you make text bold on Discord, two asterisks will appear on either side of the text (there will be a total of four asterisks). These asterisks indicate that the text is formatted bold, but will not be displayed when you send your message.

Step

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Highlighting And Right-Clicking

1. Write out your message in Discord.
Highlighting and Right-Clicking step 1

2. Highlight the text that you want to make bold.
Highlighting and Right-Clicking step 2

3. Click on the “B” symbol for bold.
Highlighting and Right-Clicking step 3

4. All done! The text you highlighted is now formatted in bold, displayed with two asterisks on either side of the text.
Highlighting and Right-Clicking step 4

Step

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Keyboard Shortcuts

1. When typing a message on Discord, stop before the text that you want to make bold.
Keyboard Shortcuts step 1

2. Press “cmd” OR “ctrl” (depending on if you use Mac or PC) and “B” on your keyboard at the same time. Four asterisks will appear with a text cursor in the middle.
Keyboard Shortcuts step 2
3. Type the text that you want to make bold. The bold text will have two asterisks on either side.
Keyboard Shortcuts step 3
4. If you want to type more text that is not bold, move the text cursor outside of the asterisks and continue to type.
Keyboard Shortcuts step 4

5. All done!
Keyboard Shortcuts step 5

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Markup Language

1. When typing a message on Discord, stop before the text that you want to make bold.
Markup Language step 1

2. Using your keyboard, type two asterisks without spaces (shift + 8).

Markup Language step 2

3. Type the text you want to make bold.
Markup Language step 3

4. When you have finished typing the text you want to make bold, type another two asterisks without spaces (shift + *).
Markup Language step 4

5. All done! The text that is between the asterisks will appear bold.
Markup Language step 5

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How To Italicize Text On Discord

Italicizing text (italics) is another way you can get creative with text formatting on Discord. Using italics will make part of the text stand out, used for emphasis and humor as well as to indicate the titles of films, TV shows, books, etc., if desired.

Making text italic on Discord is quick and easy and can be done by simply following the steps we listed above to make text bold. However, the process is slightly different, explained below.

Step

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Highlighting And Right-Clicking

Highlight the text you want to make italic, right-click on it, and select the “I” icon for italics.

Highlighting and Right-Clicking (Italicize Text)

Step

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Before typing the text you want in italics, press “cmd” OR “ctrl” (depending on if you use Mac or PC) and “I” on your keyboard at the same time.

Keyboard Shortcuts (Italicize Text)

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Markup Language

When typing, type a single asterisk (shift + 8) before and after the text you want to italicize.

Markup Language (Italicize Text)

Conclusion

Now that you know how to bold in Discord, start getting creative with text formatting in your messages! In addition to making text bold, you can also italicize text, underline text, and strikethrough text by following a similar process to the methods we listed above.

Need more Discord help?

As Discord, similar to that of other communication software, has many features, potentially hidden from plain view, as well as experiencing hiccups every now and then, there’s a bunch of other info that could help you out. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered.

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