Add formatting to your messages

You can add formatting to your Hangouts Chat messages by including special characters in the text.

  • For bold text, add asterisks * before and after the text that you want to be in bold.
    For example, if you type *Tuesday*, the chat will display Tuesday.
  • To italicise text, add underscores _ before and after the text that you want italicised.
    For example, if you type _every week_ , the chat will display every week.
  • Add tildes ~ before and after any text that you want to strike through.
  • To create an inline code block, add backticks ` before and after the text that you want in a code block.
  • To create a multiline code block, add three backticks ``` before and after the text that you want in a code block.
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