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.

Element Support Notes
Headings No
Paragraphs No
Line Breaks No The Markdown syntax is not supported, but you can press the Shift and Return keys to go to the next line.
Bold Yes Use asterisks. Underscores aren’t supported.
Italic Yes
Blockquotes Yes You 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 Lists No
Unordered Lists No
Code Yes
Horizontal Rules No
Links No
Images No
Tables No
Fenced Code Blocks Yes
Syntax Highlighting Yes
Footnotes No
Heading IDs No
Definition Lists No
Strikethrough Yes
Task Lists No
Emoji (copy and paste) Yes
Emoji (shortcodes) Yes
Automatic URL Linking Yes
Disabling Automatic URL Linking Yes
HTML No

Support for Additional Syntax Elements

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

Element Markdown Rendered Output
Spoilers This text will be hidden: ||spoilers||
Underline __This text will be underlined.__ This text will be underlined.

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