How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

Implementing Discord Italics

Discord uses Markdown which is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). Meaning, Discord uses symbols for its formatting function. As for bold text, Discord uses asterisk (*). When writing, italics can be used to emphasize a word or phrase, set off a foreign word or phrase, or indicate the title of a work. When emphasis is needed, italics are a good choice. They are also a good way to set off a foreign word or phrase. If you want to indicate the title of a work, however, italics should be your last resort.

To answer the question on how to start italicizing your text, word or phrase in Discord, there are two ways. One is to put an asterisks (*) before and after the word or phrase that you want to appear in italics, the second one is that you can also use the built in menu and select the Italics formatting method

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Here are the step by step guide on how to italicize in Discord.

 

Method 1. Putting an Asterisk (*)

Step 1.1. Open your Discord app

Open your Discord application. Make sure that you installed the latest version of the app.

 

Step 1.2. Go to your Server

Go to the server that you want to have or want your words or text italicized.

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 1.3. Select a Channel

After selecting the server, you have to choose the channel you want to send your message. You must have chat permission on the channels that you want to send your messages in.

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 1.4. Type your Message

Type the message that you want to send in the channel. For this example, I will be sending the sentence "This is my message".

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 1.5. Put the Markdowns

Select the word or the message that you want to appear as italicized. On this example, I want the word "message" to appear as italicized as an example. Put the asterisks (*) on the start and the end of the message that you want to.

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How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

NOTE:

The message, word or phrase that you selected will automatically be seen as formatted, do not worry about the extra tildes since they will not be seen by the readers once you sent the message.

 

Step 1.6. Send the message

After formatting the message that you want to send, you can now send the message and the word you selected will appear as italicized.

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

 

Method 2. Using the Built-in Formatting Menu

Step 2.1. Open your Discord app

Open your Discord application. Make sure that you installed the latest version of the app.

 

Step 2.2. Go to your Server

Go to the server that you want to have or want your words or text italicized.

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 2.3. Select a Channel

After selecting the server, you have to choose the channel you want to send your message. You must have chat permission on the channels that you want to send your messages in.

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 2.4. Type your Message

Type the message that you want to send in the channel. For this instance, I will be sending the sentence "How to use formatting menu".

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 2.5 Highlight the Text

You need to highlight the text that you want to format. I want the texts "formatting menu" to appear as italicized. You need to highlight those words. A formatting menu will then appear.

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 2.6 Select the Italics formatting

You have to select the Italics formatting on the menu.

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

Upon clicking on the formatting method, the text will automatically appear as italicized and the asterisks will automatically be put in place.

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

NOTE:

The message, word or phrase that you selected will automatically be seen as formatted, do not worry about the extra tildes since they will not be seen by the readers once you sent the message.

 

Step 2.7 Send the message

After formatting the message that you want to send, you can now send the message and the word you selected will appear as italicized.

How to italicize in Discord? [Step-by-Step]

There you have it! You have italicized the word that you want. You can also combine this type of formatting with other types of markdowns like bold, strikethrough, etc.

 

Summary

Italics is a great way to make a word or your title stand out. It is commonly used to emphasize a word or phrase, set off a foreign word or phrase, or indicate the title of a work. To use italics on Discord, you have to use markdowns. The markdown that is used to make words, text or phrases appear as italicized are asterisks. There are two ways that you can format your message in italics. First method is that you have to put one on the start and the end of the words, text or phrase that you want to appear in italics. The second one is to use the build in formatting menu that pops up when you highlight a text. It is a simple formatting method that is widely used on Discord. Next time that you need a word to stand out from the paragraph or sentence, use italics using this method!

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Further Reading

Markdown Text 101 (Chat Formatting: Bold, Italic, Underline)

 

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