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Set your message formatting preference

If you prefer to always format your messages with markup instead of Slack's built-in formatting on your desktop, you can set a message formatting preference.

What to expect

When you choose to set your preference to format messages with markup, there are a few limitations to keep in mind:

  • Formatting will be applied to messages after you send them.
  • Messages that you copy and paste will appear in plain text.
  • Automatic formatting for bulleted, numbered, and indented lists is not supported.


Manage your message formatting preference

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select Advanced.
  4. Under Input Options, check or uncheck the box next to Format messages with markup.

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