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How to spoiler text and images on Discord

Spoiler alert!
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Published onJanuary 10, 2024

Spoilers are no fun to deal with. When you want something to remain a surprise, it’s a pain in the rear to have that thing spoiled for you.  Social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit have been spoiler hotbeds for years, and Discord is no exception. Because server chats move so quickly, it’s easy to forget that there may be hundreds of eyes reading your message. Users have various text formatting tools as thier disposal such as strikethroughs for indicating corrections or updates, and more importantly, spoiler tags. If you think what you’re writing might be a spoiler for someone, you can use spoiler tags to remain kind, considerate, and respectful of them.

THE SHORT ANSWER 

To use spoiler tags on Discord, type || on both sides of your message. This will hide your message from view unless someone clicks your spoiler.

To use images, videos, or link spoilers on Discord, add the content you want to spoiler. Above your content, you will have three options: "Spoiler Attachment," "Modify Attachment," and "Remove Attachment." Click Spoiler Attachment.


KEY SECTIONS 

What is a spoiler on Discord?

Discord’s developers know a lot can be posted in passing that might inadvertently offend someone. An innumerable amount of messages are sent in Discord by the second, and everyone on those servers can see them.

To combat the detrimental effects of spoilers, they added a feature called spoiler tags. These allow users to hide their posted content behind a shadow. If others want to see what you posted, they must click the shadow to reveal your content.

How to use spoiler tags on Discord (desktop)

Spoilering works similarly to other text features, like strikethrough and underlining.

Using spolier tags on text and links

To add a spoiler tag over your text, start by contacting someone or going to a server on your Discord.

  • Place this slash symbol / at the beginning of your message on a server or a direct message.
  • Click /spoiler in the BUILT-IN section.
  • A message box will appear where you can start typing a surprise message.
  • Alternatively, you can type something and press Ctrl+A on your keyboard. After that, click on the eye-shaped Spoiler Attachment.

Using spoiler tags for images and videos

Post your image, video, or link into the message field on Discord. You can do this by uploading your image from your computer or simply copying and pasting it from the internet.

  • Click on the eye-shaped Spoiler Attachment to mark your content as a spoiler.
  • Send the photo to your recipient.

How to use spoiler tags on Discord (mobile)

Use spoiler tags for text

To spoiler text on Discord mobile, you need to:

  • Place || at the beginning and the end of your message.
  • After sending, your text will not be viewable unless the viewing party or you press on your comment.

Using spoiler tags for images, videos, and links

  • Tap the button in the bottom left corner to open your gallery.
  • From the gallery, find your image, then select it; when selected, a small checkmark will appear above the image.
  • Do not press to send on the paper airplane button after selecting the image from the gallery. Instead, tap the icon of your image in the message field to open more options.

 

  • After tapping your image, it will appear in a pop-up with a checkbox that says Mark as a spoiler.
  • Tap the checkbox to add a spoiler tag to the image.
  • Tap on the paper airplane button to send your photo or video. It will remain hidden and not viewable unless you or the viewing party actively click on it.

FAQs

To text a spoiler on Discord mobile, you need to type your message within two sets of double vertical bars, like this: ||spoiler text here||. When sent, the message will be hidden behind a “spoiler” tag, and only those who click it will see the text.

To black out text in Discord, also known as creating a spoiler, use the same method as above. Surround your text with two sets of double vertical bars: ||spoiler text here||. This will black out the text until clicked on.

If you want to add a spoiler to just a part of a message in Discord, you only place the double vertical bars around the portion of the text you want to hide. For instance: I went to the ||spoiler part here|| yesterday.

To add a spoiler on Discord Android, follow the same process as for the mobile text spoiler: ||spoiler text here||. Tap the ‘+’ button to select your media for images, videos, or links. Before you send it, tap on the thumbnail in the text box. This will bring up a checkbox option to “Mark as a spoiler.” Once this is selected, send your content, which will appear hidden behind a spoiler tag.