Markdown syntax guide

Home > Markdown syntax guide supports using Markdown syntax in Activity posts, so you can add formatting, bulleted lists, links, etc. If you’re not familiar with Markdown, it’s a style of simple formatting for text.

Here’s the specific Markdown syntax supported in


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**bold text** or __bold text__ (2 underscores)
*italic text* or _italic text_ (1 underscore)


> Create a quote


* Unordered
* lists

– Unordered
– lists

1. Ordered
2. Lists

* To create a sublist
  * Just put 2 spaces in front


`Format inline code with backticks`

# To format a code block
Type 3 backticks above and below
your code block

Horizontal line

Text with 3 stars below it


(Warning: using these looks really funky in the activity feed, but hey — have fun!)

# Heading 1
## Heading 2
### Heading 3
#### Heading 4
##### Heading 5
###### Heading 6


![Alt text](/path/to/img.jpg)


To create separate paragraphs,

Just leave an an empty line.

Literal characters

What if you actually want to display a character, such as * or # with out it being used by Markdown?

Put a backslash in front of it, like \* or \#. That will display the character normally.

The following characters can be used normally with a backslash in front:

/ backslash
` backtick
* asterick
_ underscore
{} curly brackets
[] square brackets
() parentheses
# hash mark
+ plus sign
– minus sign (hyphen)
. dot
! exclamation mark


  • Markdown aficionados may note the absence of other tags, such as tables. Since Markdown in is primarily used to format basic activity, we try to keep it relatively clean.