How to Cross Out Text in Discord?
A complete, easy-to-understand guide to understanding how to cross out text in Discord and apply other formatting styles.
If you are an avid gamer, you probably already know how convenient it is to connect with fellow players on Discord. Discord combines the features of message boards, a VoIP communication system, and streaming service into one platform.
It works on a server-based model that allows business groups, social communities, or gamers to have unique rules, bots, and much more to their member communities. Perfectly compatible with desktop and mobile devices, Discord is one of the most used online chat servers.
Discord offers users a range of chat features and formatting options. The platform uses text markdown language (the practice of using punctuation marks) to format text. For instance, here’s how to cross out text in Discord:Use ‘double tilde’ (~~) to strikethrough on either side of the text to cross out text in Discord.
There are two ways of formatting text in Discord:
- Using the context menu
- Using markdowns
This article takes you through both methods, and you can choose what works best for you. Let’s get started!
Table of Contents
- How to cross out text in Discord using context menus?
- What is markdown language?
- How to use markdown language to format text in discord?
How to Cross out Text in Discord Using Context Menus?
A context menu can only be accessed in the desktop/browser version of Discord. As implied by the name, context menu items can be used to perform context-specific tasks. These shortcuts appear when you right-click or hover the mouse pointer over the desired text.
Here’s a step-by-step context menu guide to cross out text in Discord:
- Type the desired text in the Discord chat window.
- Highlight the text you want to format and hover your mouse over it until a small black bar (context menu) appears.
- Choose ‘S’ from the list of shortcuts available to strikethrough/cross out text in Discord. Here’s a pictorial depiction of how to cross out text in Discord:
What is Markdown Language?
Discord uses a simple, lightweight formatting system known as Markdown. It adds flavor to everyday text chats and can make your sentences stand out. All you need to do is add a few punctuation marks before and after the desired text to change its current formatting style.
To clarify, Discord converts what you type in plain text into HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) before rendering it in a browser. Markdown language is relatively easier to use than HTML and doesn’t require one to deal with opening/closing tags frequently. It makes your texts look coller and helps them from getting lost in the ocean of messages on the respective Discord chat.
All you have to do is:
- Type the message you wish to send in the Discord chat box.
- Now, add a few special characters (or, punctuation marks) before and after the piece of text you have typed out to format it. You can find a quick guide to these special characters and the respective formatting outputs that would be obtained in the sections below.
- Just keep a few characters in mind, and voila! You can italicize, bold, underline, cross out text and do much more on Discord
Here’s everything you need to know about formatting text on Discord using the markdown language. Simply bear the syntax, a few special characters in mind and you are good to go!
How to Use Markdown to Format Text in Discord?
The basic principle behind all the markdowns is simple. Adding the character before the desired text turns the visual effect on, and adding it after turns the effect off. Type the text you want to transform between the characters in the Discord chat window and the output can be seen by everyone.
Here’s how you can use markdowns to apply multiple visual effects to your text on Discord:
If you have been wondering about how to cross out text in Discord, this is the way to do it. The cross out/strikethrough effect makes your text look like it has been crossed out with a horizontal line.
You can either choose to apply the effect to the whole piece of text - by adding double tilde at the beginning and end of it or make only a certain part of the whole message stand out - by adding double tilde around the respective part of the message.
Add double tilde (~~) before and after the text to be formatted to create a strikethrough effect. The double tilde functions in a fashion similar to the 'strike' tag in HTML. Here’s a sample of how your text would look:
Did you know that you could have fun with many other formatting styles using markdown language? Yes, and if you are interested to know more about using markdown for formatting text on Discord - Check out our extensive guide on Discord Text Formatting.
There you go! You have the answer to the question of how to cross out text in Discord and format it as you like. All you need to do is grasp a preliminary understanding of the basics of Markdown language and you are all set to have fun!