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Slack messages formatting Cheat Sheet by

Use formatting to add clarity and detail to your message when you need it.
syntax     markup     format     italic     chat     formatting     messaging     slack     bold


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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