How To Make YouTube Comment Text Bold, Italics And Strikethrough

Have you been wondering how to make YouTube comment text Bold, Italics, and Strikethrough? I will show you in detail exactly how if you continue reading.


You can make your YouTube comment stand out by using bold, italics and strikethrough since YouTube allows users to add some text formatting while submitting a comment. By so doing, your comment can get more visibility and likes, and there is a slightly higher chance for the creator to respond to your comment.

YouTube makes use of specific symbols to format comments, but you won’t notice any formatting toolbar either on the desktop or mobile version of YouTube.

To make your comment bold, add the required symbol in front of it.

Here are the full details on how to make YouTube comment text Bold, Italics, and Strikethrough.

How to BOLD Text on YouTube Comment

To make your comment appear as bold on YouTube, you need to type on both sides of the text that symbol on your keyboard that looks like this: [*], it’s called asterisk, while some call it star. Make sure that you type it on both sides of the full comment or the portion of comment which you wish to make bold. See example below:

This article uses *BOLD words* to make them stand out.

If you paste the above illustration into a YouTube comment field, you will see that the BOLD words section will be converted to bold, while the rest of the text will remain in the regular font.

How To Write A Comment In Italics On YouTube

Writing a YouTube comment in italics is easy, you need to use an underscore [ _ ] on both sides of your text. You should wrap only a portion of your comment in the underscore to make it italics. Below is an example of writing with underscore applied. Paste it into a YouTube comment field and see the what will happen.

This article uses _italics words_ to stress a word or phrase.

The italics words part will convert to italics text and the rest of your comment text will stay as usual.

How to Use Strikethrough Text In YouTube Comment

If you want to add strikethrough formatting to a part of the YouTube comment text, use dash [ – ]on both sides of the text. See an example below which you can try in a YouTube comment field.

This article is very helpful.-

Strikethrough is used to show that the strikethrough text[s] are deleted information. For instance, if I earlier wrote something which has now changed, I can make the old text as strikethrough and write the updated information. This will also ensure that the previous replies to my comment will remain relevant.

Can I Use Bold, Italics & Strikethrough Together In One Comment?


Yes, it is very possible to use all three formatting options in a single comment. You can even make the same word as bold + italics or italics + strikethrough at the same time. Check the example below to help you get started.

This YouTube comment is special. It uses *bold*, _italics_ and –strikethrough– in one comment.

I could also make it even more special by combining them:

*_Bold + Italics_*

_-Italics + Strikethrough-_

Bonus: It is possible to also use many different types of stylish fonts on YouTube and at other places.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know how to make YouTube comment text Bold, Italics and Strikethrough, why not head over to your favorite YouTube channel and practice it. But please try not to make your full comment as bold or italics especially if you are going to write a long comment. Bold and italics are used for stressing a few words. So, disproportionate use of these makes the text uncomfortable to the eyes and will most likely get ignored.

You can also learn how to make Whatsapp Text Bold,  give them Italics, Strikethrough And Monospace.


  1. i tried this and it doesn’t work. the underscore doesn’t add italics and the asterisk doesn’t add bold. I’m on a windows 8.1 laptop and there are no spaces between the underscore (for italics) on either side of the text I want to render in italics or between the asterisk (for bold) on either side of the text I want to render as bold. why doesn’t this work?

    • I figured it out. You need make sure there is a space before and after these symbols.

      For example:
      (_this will not be in italics because there is no space before or after the underscore and the parentheses_)

      ( _this will be in italics because there is a space before and after the underscore and the parentheses_ ).


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