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How to mark text or an image as a spoiler on Discord (2022)


If you’re a Discord user, you may have seen mysterious black bars and blurry images appear on channels. Appropriately named as spoiler posts, these are intended to hide sensitive images or posts that may leak or trigger certain people. In this article, we have explained how you can mark texts or images as spoiler on Discord.

Mark text or image as spoiler on Discord (2022)

Mark text as spoiler on Discord Desktop/Web

1. Open a Discord channel and double-click the text in the text box to select it. You will now see a toolbar with basic formatting tools and an eye icon. Click the eye icon to mark the post as spoiler.

Discord will automatically add two bars at the beginning and end of the message, rendering the format like this: “||||”. You can manually add two bars in the post to manually create a spoiler post or use the /spoiler Discord command.

2. Once you mark the message as a spoiler, you will notice that the text is grayed out before you send it. You can then send the text to someone’s personal chat box or Discord channel.

preview message

3. Discord users can click on the black bar to view the spoiler message. Here’s what a spoiler message looks like on Discord:

spoiler post result

Mark image as spoiler on Discord Desktop/Web

Apart from text messages, you also have the option to mark images as spoilers. And here’s how you can mark images as spoilers:

1. Choose the image you want to send from the file picker and click on the eye icon that appears in the upper right corner of the preview image in the message box.

mark the image as a spoiler

2. Discord will now mark your image as a spoiler. You can choose to add a caption to the image and send the message.

send a spoiler message

3. Images tagged as spoilers are blurry and have a “Spoiler” tag. Just like text messages, Discord users can click or tap to view the image.

spoiler post result

Always post spoiler content on Discord

Are you tired of clicking on Discord spoiler posts all the time? Luckily, the messaging platform offers a way to always see spoiler messages by default. However, it should be mentioned that this feature is limited to Discord web and desktop clients. Here’s how to read the default spoiler messages on Discord:

1. Open Discord and click the Settings gear icon in the lower left corner of the screen.

Open settings

2. Scroll down until you find “Text & Images” section in the left sidebar and click on it.

text and pictures

3. Under “Show spoiler content”, choose “Always”, and you are ready. Spoiler content will now be displayed by default when browsing channels or DMs.

Always show spoiler content

Mark text or image as spoiler on Discord Mobile (Android, iOS)

1. Open any Discord channel and search for the “|” symbol on your phone keypad. Type your message between two “||” and press the send button to send a spoiler message. You can also use the “/spoiler” command and type in the message.

mobile discord text spoiler

2. Discord will now send your message as a spoiler, and it will appear as a black bar, as shown in the image below. If you’re on iOS, you can long press the text in the text box and choose the option “Mark as spoiler”.

add text as mobile discord spoiler

3. To mark images as spoilers, choose the image from Discord’s file picker and tap anywhere on the image. You will now see a new context menu. Check the “Mark as spoiler” boxand you are ready.

mark as mobile discord spoiler

4. While Discord’s desktop or web app blurs the image, the mobile app instead shows a gray background around the image. However, you still see the “Spoiler” text on the image. Regardless of that, you can still tap to view the original image.

image spoiler result

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can you mark the text as a spoiler on Discord?

Yes, it is possible to mark text as a spoiler on Discord. You can add text between “||” to create spoiler text.

Q: How do I mark an image as a spoiler on Discord mobile?

You can easily mark an image as a spoiler before sending it. Long press the image and tick “Mark as spoiler” to send spoiler images to the Discord mobile app.

Q: Can you send GIFs as spoilers on Discord?

While you can’t directly mark a GIF as a spoiler from the GIF picker, you can edit the GIF message and add the URL between “||” to mark the GIF as a spoiler.

Easily share spoiler messages on Discord

Although most people use spoiler texts on Discord to create an element of curiosity, it is useful in situations where you want to contain spoilers for the latest anime episode or an eSports tournament on the server. If your server picks up a debate and gets really active after sending a spoiler message, you can always enable Discord’s slow mode to restore sanity to the conversation.