Discord is simply a free chat app, and it’s liked by many gamers globally launching in 2015. Players come together, forming communities relating to their games of choice, other projects, and ideas too.
Discord allows markdown, a considerable attraction to the gamers who play around with the many formatting options- bold, italicized, and underlined, and so forth. It’s the formatting that helps players express their views to the core levels of their personalities.
Significantly, there’s the feature allowing users to quote others-a feature prominent in other apps like slack. Discord users had a hard time quoting their counterparts, resorting to code or bizarre chatbots. On a lucky note in 2020, Discord upgraded to a feature helping you easily quote others. Read along.
How to Quote a Message in Discord
Please know that you can quote Discord users across platforms – iOS, Android, and Desktop. The method remains standard, and this tutorial will go the mobile way. However, multi-line quoting on Desktop is a lot easier- with a slight distinction from the rest.
Quoting Single-lines On Discord
The single-line quote on Discord is applicable for a string taking up just a single line. So there are no line breaks (No use of the Enter or Return key)
Here’s the procedure to single-line quote:
Type the “>” symbol, follow it with a single space, then key in your quote. Following is an image showing you the appearance of a quote.
Quoting Multiple Line on Discord
Simply, quoting many lines at a go is the Multi-line quoting. In reality, one line breaks into a next, in that order.
Tip- You can do the multi-line quoting line by line iteratively, and you’ll get exhausted along the process. And next follows an excellent workaround to achieve multi-line quotes.
The easiest way to do multiple line quotes in Discord is to use the following trick: just key in “>>>” plus follow them with a single space right at the start of your message that converts the entire message into a quote.
Note: You can only exit that message string by exiting it and continue ordinary messaging. Below is an image showing multi-line quotes.
Back to the point where we mentioned multi-line quoting being a little bit distinct on a Desktop. To shed further light regarding that, note that “>” and “>>>” can trigger the multi-line quotes (That’s by default.) Therefore, while on the Desktop, a single-line quote is activated by pressing the Enter or Return key. And, press the Backspace, which loops you back to regular texting.
Bonus Points – Code Blocks For Quoting in Discord
There is no dedicated feature on Discord to help with quoting via code; however, there’s the feature for code blocks that allows in that.
Under normal circumstances, the feature can highlight codes within a form of a list spanning more than a single line. If you are aware of how it works, it might be a straightforward option for those making quotes. And, it’s short, place the code or content within single quotes. For instance: ‘quotable phrase.’
The phase will be inserted into a quote, while it appears way too much for an ordinary person on chat, it works.