Markdown and formatting in comments

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Incorporate rich editing and markdown options in your task comments.

What you'll need

  • Rich editing and markdown shortcuts are available on all ClickUp plans.

  • Everyone, including guests with Comment, Edit, or Full permissions, can use rich editing and markdown shortcuts in task comments.

Reveal rich editing options

Click and drag your cursor over text while creating a comment to reveal your editing options.

Screenshot showing the formatting toolbar.

Markdown shortcuts

Use markdown options to make changes as quickly as possible:

Type

Shortcut

Bold

*bold text*

Italic

_italicized text_

Strikethrough

~text with a line through it~

Underline

Command + u before typing

Syntax Highlighting

+ Space

Link

Command + k after highlighting text

Inline Code

` highlights simple text

Code Block

``` pre-formats simple text

Quote

> + Space

Other editing options

Embed links, mention tasks, and more:

  • Embed trusted links such as YouTube, Loom, and Figma.

  • Add an emoji while creating a comment by pressing :.

    • Alternatively, click the smiley face located under your text box.

  • Edit your most recent comment (while in comment editor mode) by pressing your up-arrow key.

  • Tag another user by typing @ in your comment, or just click the @ symbol below your text box.

  • Mention a task by typing @@ (or just click the @ symbol).

  • Mention a Doc by typing @@@ (or just click the @ symbol).

  • Paste an image by typing Command + V.

  • Create a line break by typing Shift + Enter.

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