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Slack messages formatting Cheat Sheet by

Use formatting to add clarity and detail to your message when you need it.


Surround your text with asterisks: *your text*
Your text
Surround your text with unders­cores: _your text_
Your text
Surround your text with tildes: ~your text~
Your text


Add angled brackets (>) before your text:
> Quote one sentence
>>> Quote multiple sentences
Inline code
Surround your text with back quote symbols (`):
Your text
`Format one word or one line`
```Format blocks of text```


Format a list
Begin your message with a number or a bullet (•).
To add a bullet point (•) from the comfort of your keyboard, try Option + 8 on a Mac, or Alt + 7 on a PC running Windows.


Share a link in Slack
Copy and paste the URL into the message field. Also works with email addresses.
It’s not possible to hyperlink words in a Slack message.


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