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Format your messages
Adding text formatting to your Slack messages is easy! Here's a handy selection of formatting options:
To emphasize words or phrases,
surround your text with *asterisks* to create bold text, or _underscores_ for italic text.
Try using strikethrough to show corrections in your messages, or mark completed items on a to-do list.
Surround your text with ~tildes~ to strike out.
To create a list, use
Shift Enter to create new lines in your message, then add a number or a bullet (•) before each item.
Tip: To add a bullet point (•) from the comfort of your keyboard, try Option 8 on a Mac, or Alt 0149 on most Windows machines.
Add angle brackets to the
beginning of your message to highlight text with an indented blockquote:
to blockquote one paragraph > to blockquote multiple paragraphs >>>
To display a portion of text as fixed-width code,
surround your text with backticks:
display fixed-width text along with your other message text `single backticks` create a block of pre-formatted, fixed-width text ```triple backticks```
Note: Other formatting like bold or italic text will not display in code blocks, and syntax highlighting isn’t supported. For enhanced code sharing, we suggest creating a snippet!
Bot message formatting
Message Formatting page in our API docs for details on formatting bot messages.
Markdown: a note
Though we understand many people would love to use Markdown in Slack messages, we have no plans to support it. Our message formatting is similar to other popular services and is intended for a majority of our users who are unfamiliar with Markdown. However, we'll keep it in mind for the future. 🔮
For more formatting options, try
composing a post to share with your team.
Note: Hyperlinking words and terms in a Slack message isn't supported — to include a URL, paste it into the message input box. Visit Share links in Slack for more.