Markdown and formatting in comments

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:




*bold text*


_italicized text_


~text with a line through it~


Command + u before typing

Syntax Highlighting

+ Space


Command + k after highlighting text

Inline Code

` highlights simple text

Code Block

``` pre-formats simple text


> + 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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