How do I format text in Skype instant messages?

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    You can use special formatting in your instant messages to make text bold, italic, strikethrough and monospace.

    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.