Within Teamwork Chat, you can use markdown to format your messages.

Markdown is a type of code that allows you to format text using characters directly within the text. For example, an asterisk either side of a word  or phrase *like this* will be interpreted in markdown as italic text.

Italics 

If you type a single asterisk before and after a piece of text, that text will display in italics once the message is sent.

*This text should appear here as italic*

If you type a single underscore before and after a piece of text, that text will display in italics once the message is sent.

_This text should also appear here as italic_

Bold

If you type two asterisks, or two underscores, before and after a piece of text, that text will display in bold once the message is sent.

**This text should appear here as bold**
__This text should also appear here as bold__


Combination of italics and bold

You can also combine markdown elements such as bold and italics, in the same piece of text:

_They **can** be combined also_


Strikethrough

You can create a strikethrough on a piece of text by adding two tilde dashes before and after the text:

~~This can be scratched~~


Unordered lists

Typing an asterisk with a space before text will insert a bullet point and indenting the asterisk with a space will create a sub bullet:

* Item 1
* Item 2
* Item 2a
* Item 2b

Ordered lists

Typing a number with a period and space before text will insert a numbered point and indenting the asterisk with a space will create a sub bullet:

1. Item 1
2. Item 2
* Item 2a
* Item 2b
Headings

Markdown headings will be ignored. For example, if you put `#abc` at the start of a message, it will be shown as plaintext:

For more information, see: Embedding a hyperlink into a message