How To Italicize On Discord

How to italicize on Discord in three different ways. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions with images on how to italicize text on Discord.

How To Italicize On Discord

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Do you want to learn how to italicize text on Discord?

Italics is a popular formatting style, similar to that of bolding or underlining, that adds emphasis to digital text. It can be used for humor, sarcasm, or in general as a means to indicate titles (of films, television shows, books, etc.) or draw attention to important information.

Italicizing text in Discord can be done in several ways, which include right-clicking and highlighting, using keyboard shortcuts, and typing in markup language.

But don’t worry if this sounds complicated!

Below, this guide explains how to italicize on Discord, complete with simple step-by-step instructions and images.

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How to Italicize Text On Discord

There are three ways to italicize text on Discord. This guide explains all three ways in 5 easy-to-follow steps so you can try out each method and see which one you prefer the most.

Quick note: The following instructions explain how to italicize on Discord in the desktop app and web browser version of Discord.

It’s also worth mentioning that when you italicize text on Discord, a single asterisk will appear on either side of the text.

These asterisks (used in markup language) indicate that the text is formatted in italics. Despite that, the asterisks will not be displayed in the message that you send or post.

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Highlighting And Right-Clicking

1. Type out the message you want to send or post on Discord.

2. Highlight the text that you want to italicize.

3. Right-click on the text that you have highlighted.

Highlighting and Right-Clicking

4. Click on the “I” symbol for italics.

Highlighting and Right-Clicking

5. All done! The text you highlighted is now in italics, displayed with a single asterisk on either side of the italicized text.

Highlighting and Right-Clicking

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Keyboard Shortcuts

1. Type your message on Discord and stop before the text that you want to italicize.

2. Press “cmd” OR “ctrl” (depending on if you use Mac or PC) and “I” on your keyboard at the same time. Two asterisks will appear (the text cursor will be in the middle).

Keyboard Shortcuts

3. Type the text that you want in italics. The italicized text will have a single asterisk on either side of the text.

Keyboard Shortcuts

4. If you want to type more text that is not italicized, move the text cursor outside of the asterisks and continue to type.

Keyboard Shortcuts

5. All done!

Keyboard Shortcuts

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Markup Language

1. Type your message on Discord and stop before the text that you want to italicize.

2. Using your keyboard, type a single asterisk (shift + 8).

Markup Language

3. Type the text you want in italics.

Markup Language

4. When you have finished typing in italics, type another asterisk (shift + *).

Markup Language

5. All done! The text that is between the asterisks will be formatted in italics.

Markup Language

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How To Make Text Bold On Discord

Bold text is another common formatting style to make part, or all, of a message stand out. In general, it is used to draw attention to something important.

You will be glad to know that making text bold on Discord follows the same process explained above to italicize text, with three different methods.

Highlighting and right-clicking: Highlight the text you want to make bold, right-click on it, and select the “B icon for bold.

How to Make Text Bold on Discord

Keyboard shortcuts: Before typing the text you want formatted in bold, press “cmd” OR “ctrl” (depending on if you use Mac or PC) and “B” on your keyboard at the same time.

How to Make Text Bold on Discord

Markup language: When typing, type two asterisks without spaces (shift + 8) before and after the text you want to be in bold.

How to Make Text Bold on Discord

Conclusion

Now that you know how to italicize, experiment and start getting creative with text formatting when posting and sending messages in Discord!

In addition to italicizing text, you can make text bold, underline text, and strikethrough text.

Formatting in these styles follows a similar process to the instructions we listed above, so make sure to try out each formatting style to add some flair to the way you communicate on Discord.

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