Since it was launched back in 2015, Discord has quickly become one of the most popular Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) apps to be introduced on our PCs. In this article, you will learn how to highlight text in Discord that will help you to send beautiful and colored text in servers.
Targeted primarily at the gaming audience, Discord has a functionality that is a complex mixture of both Skype and Telegram. It is a chatting platform that offers text, voice, and video chats on multiple platforms such as Mac, Linux OS, Windows, iOS, and Android. With Discord, you can communicate with your teammates over the mic, making it an immersive gameplay experience altogether.
However, at times, a mic malfunction can ruin an excellent game. Since Discord packs a whole lot of other features, the mic is one of the most important ones of them. You can use different fonts to make your discord username and channel attractive.
What Are Code Blocks?
Before getting to know how syntax highlights work, it is essential to have a basic working knowledge about code blocks. These code blocks are nothing but advanced discord text formatting and are quite easy to understand and remember.
Code blocks can be identified with the use of the backtick key (`) on your keyboard. There are two types of code blocks, namely:
1. Single Text Code Blocks
A single text code block is denoted by highlighting the given text, using a backtick (`) before and after the text, and leaving the surrounding space vacant.
` This is a single text code block.`
2. Multiple Line Code Block
For this, you will need to use three backticks (“`) before and after your text.
How to Highlight Text in Discord?
When it comes to highlighting or writing your text in different colors, Discord uses syntax highlighting. This means that by typing the name of the syntax language after the backticks (“`), you can highlight your text in a particular color. Every color available uses one specific syntax.
Though Discord doesn’t have a built-in text highlight function, it makes use of highlight.js, which runs quietly in the background and enables us to add color to our text. However, the colors in which you can highlight your text are relatively limited.
Devsjournal has listed six color formats in their Discord Text Formatting article, we have added some more syntax & codes to execute them easily.
Note that the color text will not show up on your mobile but will appear on your PC.
Writing in any particular color on discord has a similar format.
You will need to add three backticks (“`) at the start, press “Enter,” “Enter Your Text,” and then add three backticks (“`) at the end of your text.
Enter Your Text
Red Text in Discord
To make your text red, you will be using a hyphen (-) before your text and using the “diff” syntax highlighting.
Orange Text in Discord
To make your text orange, you will be using square brackets  on both sides of your text while using the “CSS” syntax highlighting
Yellow Text in Discord
Yellow text is quite flexible as it doesn’t have any requirements and uses only the “fix” syntax.
Light Green Text in Discord
Similar to the red text, the light green text uses the “diff” syntax and you have to use (+) sign before the text.
+ Light green text
Blue Text in Discord
The blue text comes with square brackets  on either side and uses the “ini” syntax
Bluish-Green Text in Discord
The bluish-green text discord uses the “bash” syntax, and a (“) has to be entered before and after the text.
“Bluish Green Text”
Green & Orange Text in Discord
To use green and orange text in a single sentence, you will need to use the “md” syntax and enter green text in the square brackets “” and orange text in the normal brackets “()”.
[green text](orange text)
Grey Text in Discord
To use grey text, you will need to use the “elixir” syntax and use (#) before your text.
Now that we have covered all the basics, it’ll be easier for you to customize your text the next time you’re on Discord. If you found this article helpful, do let us know in the comments section.
Similarly, if you have any doubts or queries, feel free to put them out in the comments section below. We hope our little guide was able to make your text stand out from the chat.