How to create strikethrough text in discord in 2 ways

For Starters Discord is a popular group-chatting app that was made with the idea to give a different place to gamers and to set up a community where they can talk to each other. People can use various formatting options on Discord and the most used is discord strikethrough.

Today we will learn how to do discord strikethrough

But Before that we need to know

What is strikethrough first:

Strikethrough is a typographical presentation of words with a horizontal line through their centre, resulting in text like this. Contrary to censored or sanitized (redacted) texts, the words remain readable.

In the world of digitalization, Strikethrough (a.k.a strikeout) is represented in the form of words with a horizontal line through their centre. It implies that the text is wrong and was recently deleted or marked as such.

To Strikethrough your text on Discord follow the following Steps:

To create a strikethrough, we need to use the tilde key (~)

To type it you need to press shift key and the tilde key together:

strikethrough or strikeout in discord
Press shift and Tilde (~ ) together as shown in yellow

These are explained using yellow highlights in the keyboard above

Here’s an example of what it will look like:

You need to type like this:  ~~crossed out~~ text

crossed out text in discord -- discord strikethrough
A Crossed out text, made using our tutorial on how to perform strikethrough text in discord

Video tutorial for doing strikethrough in Discord:

Video showing how to make a stroke out text in discord

Hopefully now you know what a strikethrough text is. It is mainly a horizontal line that passes through the middle of the text. So, if you want to cross out text in discord, follow the above steps and I am confident enough that you will get the desired results.

Also check out: Discord Audio Cutting out

Method 2: When using Desktop or Browser Version

When you are using a browser or a desktop while surfing on discord, you can use the context menu for faster access. This is how you can do it:

  1. First of all, type whatever text you want to be formatted
  2. Now using your mouse, highlight the text, and scroll over the text. As you do this, you will see a small black bar that appears above it.
  3. To cross out text or do a discord strikethrough, you can click on “S”.


You can use a lot of formatting option on discord such as strikethrough text, bolded letters, underlines, italics, and including colors too!

I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial on doing a strikethrough in your discord messages. Now have fun with your friends by sending them these formatted texts and have some cool show off. If you have any doubts or queries, feel free to leave them in the comment below. Don’t forget to share our website with your friends as it helps us to grow.

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