Discord is great for connecting with friends on like-minded community servers, but that doesn’t mean every message you send is for everyone. Luckily, you can use spoiler tags to hide certain news for now.
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Adding spoiler tags to Discord text messages
There are several ways you can add spoiler tags to text messages you send on a Discord server. You can perform the following steps on any platform, including Android, iPhone, or iPad mobile apps.
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To add a spoiler tag to a text message, type “/spoiler” at the beginning of the message. Sending “/spoiler this is a spoiler message” in a Discord server will hide the message until recipients choose to view it.
Alternatively, you can enter two vertical bars at the beginning and end of your message. For example, “||This is a spoiler message||” would also appear as a spoiler.
To view a spoiler message in a Discord chat, click or tap on it. The message appears highlighted with a gray background.
Adding spoiler tags to images or attachments on Windows or Mac
You can also add spoiler tags to images or other attachments that you send to a Discord server. The above methods won’t work for this type of content, but you can mark files and images as spoilers before uploading them.
To do this on the Discord desktop app or website, drag and drop your file into the server chat or click the plus sign (+) next to the chat bar.
Your attached file will be previewed before it is sent in chat. There are two different ways to add a spoiler tag to an image or file you’re sending via Discord.
There are three buttons on each file: an eye, a pencil (or pen), and a trash can. Click the icon that looks like an eye to add a spoiler tag.
Alternatively, you can also click the pencil icon to apply a spoiler tag, add a description or alternative text, or change the file name.
Select the Mark as Spoiler check box to hide the image or file after you send it, then click Save.
Once sent, the image or file will appear in Discord behind spoiler tags. You can click “Spoiler” to ignore the spoiler view and review the file.
This will remove the spoiler tag and display the image or file as usual.
Adding spoiler tags to images or attachments on Android or iPhone
Discord also supports adding spoiler tags to images or files in mobile operating systems. Click on the little plus button and then tap on the image itself.
Tap the small box next to “Mark as Spoiler,” then swipe down from the top of the popup to dismiss the additional options.
You can view a spoiler tagged image on Android or iOS by tapping it, just like the desktop apps.
However, Discord’s chat supports more than just spoiler tags. It also supports text formatting via Markdown, GIFs, custom emojis, and custom chat reactions. Given how much people communicate via text, it pays to learn how to use all the options Discord has to offer.
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