Text Formatting Commands: (Tool + Guide)

Mukund Kapoor
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Want to learn how you can format your text in

Using plain text may not enhance your chat experiences. But to gain more control over conversations you can apply various text styles, making character interactions more engaging in Character.AI.

In this guide, we will share the essential text formatting commands and provide a text formatting tool for Character.AI.

Let’s get started! Text Formatting Tool Online

If you don’t want to manually try Markdown formatting to add bold, italics, strikethroughs, bullets, and more to your text in Character AI, you can try the below free tool:

Character.AI Text Formatter

To use the tool, enter your text (e.g., “Hey, I’m GAIP”) and select formatting options like bold or italic by checking the boxes. For clickable links in Character AI, check the Clickable Links box and input your URL. Also, don’t forget to try out our Midjourney Prompt Generator if you love working with tools. text formatting tool

Then, copy the formatted text into your Character AI chat and press enter.

Here’s an example of how pasting the generated markdown into Character AI results in bold text:

Pasting generated markdown into Character AI in bold text

Now, if you want to format text without using the above tool, check out the below commands.

Format Text in Character.AI Using Formatting Commands

Though Character.AI does not provide default text formatting options in the “type a message” box, but it allows offers a variety of formatting options using Markdown.

Let’s explore how to use these formatting commands with practical examples for better understanding.

Bold Text

To emphasize a word or phrase, use double asterisks ** before and after the text. This makes your text stand out.

Example: **Bold Text Example** turns into Bold Text Example

Character ai bold text formatting


For a slight emphasis, encapsulate your text with single asterisks *. This is perfect for adding nuance.

Example: *Italic Text Example* becomes Italic Text Example italic formatting


To signify removal or correction, wrap your text with tildes ~.

Example: ~Strikethrough Example~ shows as ~~Strikethrough Example~~


For marking important text, use single backticks “` around the phrase. It’s great for drawing attention.

Example: `Highlighted Text` will be displayed as Highlighted Text

Highlighting text in

Underline Text

Underscore your text _Underline_ to underline, adding a different emphasis.

Underline text in


Create organized or bulleted lists by using numbers or symbols like asterisks * and hyphens -.

Ordered List:

1. First Item
2. Second Item

Unordered List:

* Bullet Point
* Another Point
Bullet points in

Bullet Points with Style

Venture beyond basic lists by using plus signs + or other symbols for aesthetic bullets.


+ Styled Bullet
+ Another Styled Bullet

Clickable Links

Link to external content by enclosing text in square brackets [] and the URL in parentheses ().

Example: [Character.AI]( becomes Character.AI

Clickable Links in character ai

Headings and Multi-line Code Blocks

Use # symbols for headings. More # symbols mean smaller headings. Wrap text in three backticks “` or tildes ~~~ for code blocks.


# Heading 1
##### Smaller Heading

Quotation Marks, Asterisks, and Hyphens

Character.AI supports traditional punctuation and special Markdown constructs for additional formatting. For bold use, **Word** and for Bold + Italics use, ***Word***.

By the way you can also add extra bold using this markdown formatting:  ****Word****.

Adding extra bold using this markdown formatting


Blockquotes are used to quote text from another source or to highlight a section of your conversation for emphasis.

Start a line with the `<` character. `> This is a blockquote`.

Here’s how the output will look like:

Blockquote text formatting in

Blockquotes can be nested by adding additional > characters, allowing you to create levels of quotation, useful for conversations or nested comments.


For mentioning code or commands within a conversation without applying any formatting like bold or italic, you use backticks.

Enclose your text with single backticks for inline code and triple backticks for blocks of code. `This is inline code`.

Here’s how your formatted chat message will look like:

Code formatting in

Unordered Lists

Unordered lists are great for listing items without any particular order. Start each line with an asterisk *, a plus +, or a hyphen - followed by a space.

Example: - Item one - Item two - Item three


  • Item one
  • Item two
  • Item three

Linking Images

While primarily text-based, Markdown also supports linking images, which can be especially useful in web-based Character.AI environments.

The syntax is similar to linking text but starts with an exclamation mark, followed by the alt text in square brackets and the URL in parentheses.

Example: ![Alt text]( = Image as per your image address.

Output in text format: Since we’re focusing on text, imagine this as a link to an image with “Alt text” as its description.

Linking Images

Horizontal Rules

Horizontal rules are used to create a thematic break between paragraph-level elements. They can be useful for separating sections of text to improve readability.

Place three or more asterisks ***, dashes ---, or underscores ___ on a new line.





Here’s how the horizontal rules look like in Character.AI:

Horizontal Rules

Emphasis with Bold and Italics

Combining bold and italics can provide additional emphasis or highlight a point with greater intensity.

Use triple asterisks or underscores around your text.

Example: ***This text is bold and italic***

Output: This text is bold and italic

Bold and Italics combined

These Markdown commands will help you format your text in Character.AI, enhancing the clarity, emphasis, and overall engagement of your conversations.

How to Add Text Formatting to Character.AI Characters

To add text formatting to your Character.AI characters, you’ll need to edit your character’s greeting or create a new one.

Let’s start with changing an existing character.

First, log into your Character AI account.

login to

Next, find your character you want to update and click on it. Look for three dots at the top of the page and click on them.

Select Character Profiles in

A menu will appear; from there, select Character Profiles and then choose Edit Character.

Choose Edit Character

You’ll now be on a page where you can change your character’s greeting. This is where you can get creative with formatting.

Now, copy the below greetings and paste them in your characeter Greetings settings:

Hello there! 👋 I'm excited to chat with you. To make our conversation more engaging, feel free to use Markdown formatting. Here's how you can do it:

- To **bold** your text, wrap it with double asterisks: `**bold**`.
- To *italicize* text, use single asterisks: `*italicize*`.
- For a combination, ***bold and italicize***, use three asterisks: `***bold and italicize***`.
- You can also `highlight` important phrases with backticks: `` `highlight` ``.

Try these out to add some flair to our chat! 😊
Greetings settings in Character.AI

Or if you don’t have your own character, but want to use text formatting in prebuilt characters in Character.AI, you can paste the exact greeting and your characters will start responding in such way.

For example, you can also ask the characters to use bold, italics and other text formatting in the conversation like the image given below:

Text formatting in the conversation

If you’re making a new character, the process is a bit different and we would recommend you to check our ultimate guide on using

Remember, the text formatting uses special symbols like asterisks for bold or italics and backticks for highlighting. Put these symbols around the words you want to change.

Play around with these tools to make your character’s messages fun and unique.

And That’s The End!

Thanks for reading the post and we hope this post helped you in learning text formatting for Character.AI.

In case you don’t want to use manuall formatting, we would recommend you to use our text formatter tool provided above.

Remember, the goal of using Markdown is not just to make your text look good but also to make it more functional and easier to read. So enjoy chatting and thanks for reading!


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By Mukund Kapoor Author
Mukund Kapoor, the enthusiastic author and creator of GreatAIPrompts, is driven by his passion for all things AI. With a special knack for simplifying complex AI concepts, he's committed to helping readers of all levels - be it beginners or experts - navigate the intriguing world of artificial intelligence. Through GreatAIPrompts, Mukund ensures that readers always have access to the most recent and relevant AI news, tools, and insights. His dedication to quality, accuracy, and clarity is what sets his blog apart, making it a reliable go-to source for anyone interested in unlocking the potential of AI. For more information visit Author Bio.
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