Mattermost is an open source enterprise messaging and team collaboration application. It’s like Slack, but with excellent Markdown support. In fact, Mattermost provides exactly the type of Markdown support you want to see in a messaging application. You can type messages in Markdown or copy and paste Markdown-formatted text into the message field — it works exactly the way you’d expect it to.

Mattermost Markdown Support

Mattermost provides support for the following Markdown elements. The application uses a fork of the marked Markdown processor.

Element Support Notes
Headings Yes
Paragraphs Yes
Line Breaks Yes You can also press the Shift and Return keys to go to the next line.
Bold Yes
Italic Yes
Blockquotes Yes
Ordered Lists Yes
Unordered Lists Yes
Code Yes
Horizontal Rules Yes
Links Yes
Images Yes
Tables Yes
Fenced Code Blocks Yes Syntax highlighting is supported.
Footnotes No
Heading IDs No
Definition Lists No
Strikethrough Yes
Task Lists Yes
Automatic URL Linking Yes
Disabling Automatic URL Linking Yes
HTML No

Support for Additional Syntax Elements

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

Element Markdown Rendered Output
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See Also

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