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How do I format text in Skype instant messages?

You can use special formatting in your instant messages to make text bold, italic, strikethrough and monospace. On Skype for Windows desktop, you can also change the size and type of your IM font.

Put *asterisks* around the words you want to make bold.
Sample IM with bold text

Put _underscores_ around the words you want to emphasize.

Sample IM text with italics

Bookend your text with ~tildes~ to put a line through it. You might use this to convey sarcasm or show what's changed, for example.

Sample IM text with strikethrough

For that plain text look, wrap {code} around words like this:
{code}This will be monospaced{code}

To send your entire IM in monospaced font, start the message with two exclamation marks and a space (!! ).

Sample IM text with monospace

Put two @ symbols and a space (@@ ) at the beginning of a message to prevent special formatting. You can also switch off formatting in your IM settings. You’ll still see other people’s formatting; you just won’t send any.

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