How to Italicize in Discord

Discord is a communication medium that is being utilized to communicate with friends, family, and other people universally through audio-video chat and text messages. It also supports different text formatting styles, especially the italic text style. The text can be italicized in Discord by different methods to give a unique look to your text in Discord.

In this article, we will provide the methods to italicize text in Discord.

How to Italicize Text in Discord?

Two different methods can be used to italicize text in Discord either by using the “Markdown Syntax” or “Discord’s Text Formatting Options”. Both methods are explained with the demonstration of examples.

Method 1: Using the Markdown Syntax

In this method, first, identify the text which is supposed to italicize and then use the markdown tags. Two types of markdown tags are used either the “asterisk *” or the “underscore _”. For example, consider the simple message to the Discord friend:

The message is in simple style and to make it italicized, follow the below-mentioned steps. 

Step 1: Locate the Text

First, locate the text which is supposed to be italicized. In the example, the message “Hey Tim! How are you?” will be italicized. 

Step 2: Use the Markdown Tags

After locating the text, use any of the mentioned markdown tags before and after the text. For instance, we are using the “asterisk” markdown tags:

The text has been italicized, similarly, replace the “asterisk” markdown tags with the “underscore” markdown tags:

Press the ENTER key to send the italicized message to the friend “Tim”:

The italicized message has been sent to the friend.

Method 2: Using Discord’s Text Formatting Options

Another approach to italicizing the text is by using “Discord’s Text Formatting Options” by following the steps mentioned below. 

Step 1: Select the Text

The first step is to select the text in the message body which is supposed to be italicized. For example, the message is typed to the friend Tim and is selected to be italicized:

Step 2: Select the “Italicize” Option

When the text is selected, different formatting options for the text will appear on the screen. Choose the “Italicize” option from the appeared options:

The selected text has been italicized and press the ENTER key to send the text:

It can be seen that the message has been italicized successfully. 

Why Text is Italicized in Discord?

Italicizing text in Discord is the method of formatting the text. The main purpose of it is to make the important information different from the regular text style. The italicized text draws the attention of the reader to the important information. 

The major reasons to italicize the text are:

  • To make the key information different from the message
  • To differentiate the quotes of someone or the references
  • To appeal and gain the reader’s attention

That’s all about the methods and reasons to italicize the text in Discord. 


To italicize text in Discord, either use the markdown tags before and after the selected text or use the text formatting options of Discord. The markdown tags “asterisk(*)” or “underscore(_)” can be used to italicize the text in Discord. This post has demonstrated the italicizing of the text in Discord.