Discord is one of the most popular messaging and collaboration applications available. Popular among gamers and teenagers, Discord provides a snappy and well-designed interface that works well for communicating with friends. Similar to Slack, Discord provides limited Markdown support which is comparable to other applications in this category.

Example of Discord Markdown

Discord Markdown Support

Discord provides support for the following Markdown elements.

Line BreaksNoThe Markdown syntax is not supported, but you can press the Shift and Return keys to go to the next line.
BoldYesUse asterisks. Underscores aren’t supported.
BlockquotesYesYou can use >>> to create a multi-line blockquote. All text from the >>> to the end of the message will be included in the quote.
Ordered ListsYes
Unordered ListsYes
Horizontal RulesNo
LinksNoNot currently supported. See this GitHub issue for more information.
Fenced Code BlocksYes
Syntax HighlightingYes
Heading IDsNo
Definition ListsNo
Task ListsNo
Emoji (copy and paste)Yes
Emoji (shortcodes)Yes
Automatic URL LinkingYes
Disabling Automatic URL LinkingYes

Support for Additional Syntax Elements

As an added bonus, Discord provides support for several obscure elements.

ElementMarkdownRendered Output
SpoilersThis text will be hidden: ||spoilers||
Underline__This text will be underlined.__This text will be underlined.

See Also

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