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How to black out text on Discord?

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Blacked-out text or Discord spoilers is one of the coolest features on the community platform that helps the uninitiated avoid any spoilers for a plot of a movie or an upcoming event and allows anyone who has already experienced it to check out the text/image in any case.

There are several methods for blacking out text or adding spoilers on Discord, and we’ve mentioned the relevant ones below.

The different methods to use spoiler tags in Discord are:


How to add Spoiler tag in Discord using Markdown Syntax?

Markdownmarkup language is used in Discord for formatting.

The markdown syntax to insert spoiler tags is adding two vertical bars (||) on either side of the text, which needs to be hidden.

The text would have a black label on the highlighted text.

How to do Spoilers in Discord?
Syntax for spoiler tag using markdown

The text enclosed within the two vertical lines was hidden from the receiver when originally received, as seen in the first line.

To view this hidden text, the receiver must click on the black part to reveal the spoiler, as shown in the second line.

How to do Spoilers in Discord?
How the text is visible to the receiver

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How to add a Spoiler tag in Discord using the keyword Spoiler?

Spoiler tags in Discord can be inserted using the keyword spoiler in the manner – ‘/spoiler’, a forward slash and the word spoiler.

How to do Spoilers in Discord?
/spoiler keyword

Any message the user would want to send as a spoiler must be written in front of the colon.

How to do Spoilers in Discord?
Spoiler message using the keyword

Below is an example of what the receiver sees.

How to do Spoilers in Discord?
Output of spoiler tag using keyword

The disadvantage of this function is that, unlike the markdown syntax method, this method does not provide flexibility in inserting the spoiler tags.

The keyword ‘/spoiler’ works only when used at the starting of the sentence. If the user does not want the entire text, but only a part of the text to be hidden, they’ll have to use the markdown syntax explained above.

When using the /spoiler method, you can’t enter empty lines or even add the spoiler in the second line after adding some other text in the first line.

How to do Spoilers in Discord?
/spoiler vs markdown (||)

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