Discord strikethrough: How to strikethrough on Discord

Last Updated on November 26, 2021 by Anastasios Antoniadis

In this Discord strikethrough guide, we will explain how you can easily strikethrough on Discord. Discord servers provide users with powerful capabilities, from Discord bots to audio chat and live streaming, but you will also find the basic text messaging you can expect on any communication platform.

Users on Discord can use bold text, italics, bold italics, and underline text, but as in most cases, it’s the strikethrough text that people have a hard time locating.

Using Discord strikethrough text

Formatting shortcuts are very simple on Discord. For instance:

  • To bold text you will need to use the asterisk key “*”, twice on both sides of the word. Typing **Anastasios** will produce Anastasios. You can also press CTRL+B to produce the double asterisks and type the word between them.
  • To italicize text you will only need to use one asterik on each side of the word. Typing *Anastasios* will produce Anastasios. Alternatively, you can use the underscore key (_) on both sides of your text input to italicize your input. Typing _Anastasios_ would also produce Anastasios. You can also press CTRL+I to produce the single asterisks and type the word between them.
  • Το create bold italicized text you will have to use the asterisk key “*” three times on each side of the word. Typing ***Anastasios*** will produce Anastasios. Alternatively, you can press CTRL+B followed by CTRL+I to produce the 6 asteriks and type the word in between afterwards.
  • To underline text on Discord you will have to use the underscore key “_” twice on both sides of the text. For instance typing in __Anastasios__ will produce Anastasios. You can also press CTRL+U to produce the 4 underscores and type your text inbetween.

In a similar fashion, you can strikethrough or cross out text on Discord using the double tilde key, “~”. Typing ~~Anastasios~~ would produce Anastasios.

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Other ways to bold, italicize, or strikethrough text on Discord

If you’re using the desktop or browser version of Discord, you can use a context menu. To do this:

  1. Type in the text that you want to format.
  2. Highlight your input text and hover your mouse over it until a small black bar with 6 icons appears above it.
  3. You can click the “B” icon to bold the text, the slanted “I” to italicize, and the crossed out “S” to strikethrough. You can also type the double quotes ” icon to send your text as a quote, the “<>” icon to send your text as code, and the “eye” icon to mark your text as spoiler so that it remains hidden until the receiving user clicks it to become visible.

Mixing things up: combining Discord strikethrough text with other text formatting

You can also combine strikethrough with bold, italics, or underlined formatting in the following ways:

  • For bold strikethrough text you can type **~~ <input text> ~~** or ~~**<input text>**~~. For instance, typing **~~Anastasios~~** or ~~**Anastasios**~~ will produce Anastasios.
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  • For italicized strikethrough text you can type you can type *~~ <input text> ~~* or ~~*<input text>*~~. For instance, typing *~~Anastasios~~* or ~~*Anastasios*~~ will produce Anastasios.
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  • For italicized strikethrough text you can type you can type __~~ <input text> ~~__ or ~~__<input text>__~~. For instance, typing __~~Anastasios~~__ or ~~__Anastasios__~~ will produce Anastasios.
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Using combinations of shortcuts and keys, as shown above, you can produce any kind of Discord text formatting variation you want.

If you found this guide helpful you can also check our guides on how to fix Discord crashes on PC & mobile or how to fix the Discord blurry PFP issue.

Discord text formatting 101 videos

Since Discord uses Markdown for text formatting you, learning markdown syntax and formatting will help you with all your Discord texting needs, not just strikethrough text on Discord. The video guides below will be of great help to those who want to master Discord text formatting.

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