HelpMessaging
Format your messages
jorge-campo
on 30 Nov 2023

Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in its beta stage. This means the application is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable within the app.
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The formatting options are not available on Status Web.

You can format text inside your messages to clarify or emphasize information. Formatting can make your communication more effective, especially for long messages.

In Status, you format your messages using the formatting toolbar or markup by surrounding the text with special characters.

To format your text using the formatting toolbar, select the text and choose the desired formatting option. You can also format a message you've already sent by editing the message. The formatting toolbar is only available on Status desktop.

tip
When you press
Enter
on your keyboard in Status desktop, your message is sent. If you want to start a new line, press
Shift+Enter
.

You can use markup options to format your text in the Status desktop and mobile apps.

FormatMarkupExampleResult
bold

Surround your text with double asterisks.

**your message**

your message

italic

Surround your text with single asterisks or underscores.

*your message*
_your message_

your message

strikethrough

Surround your text with double tildes.

~your message~

your message

quoted text

Add a greater-than sign in front of your text.

> your quoted message


code

Surround your text with backticks.

`your code`

your code

code block

Add three backticks before and after the code block.

```
your code
block
```

your code
block