Use Markdown formatting in Teams


Applies to: Microsoft Teams.

Using Markdown gives you a live preview of your styled text within your compose box as you write, and you can even undo your formatting by pressing Ctrl+Z. As well as this, many of these actions are still found if you maximise your compose box (everything except block quotes and strikethrough will still have its own button).

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Available Markdown actions in Teams

Use Markdown to share code

Available Markdown actions in Teams

Bold text*bold text*bold text
Italic text_italic text_italic text
Strikethrough~strikethrough~Markdown strikethrough text
Numbered list<number> Item one1. Item one
2. Item two
Unordered list* Item one
– Item one
· Item one
· Item two
Hyperlink[Text](URL)Here’s a link.
Multi-line code block“`[code block]
Inline block of code`[code text]`
Header##Header textHeader text

Use Markdown to share code

You can structure and share your code on Teams.

  • To append an inline block of code, start and end the text with a back tick (` ), which is located next to the 1 on your keyboard.
  • To apply a multi-line block of code, preface your text with “` and then paste it into your compose box.

You’ll receive a live preview of your code, and you can undo any formatting by tapping Ctrl+Z.

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