The lack of ability to quote someone on Discord is rather lacklustre, especially when compared to the likes of Slack and other professional message apps that provide the convenience of such feature. 

Now, of course, we must understand that Discord was never meant to be used as a platform to be work or business-focused, and its birthright was made for gamers. Hence, the need to quote is understated. Although it’s nice to have the convenience to quote someone which not only makes it easier to reply to what someone has said but also provides a more straightforward way to highlight critical messages during the conversation.

 

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The reason why this guide is written is that we were frustrated, like you, to have the option to quote other messages and we love Discord enough that we use it extensively as our primary team chat application. Hence, after much research and many trial-and-error, the solutions below are the closest to what we believe achieves the ability to quote other messages on Discord.

You may go through the guide and try each of the alternatives and see what you feel is most convenient for yourself to begin a quote. 🙂

Without further ado, let’s jump right in.

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS
  1. Using Block Quotes (Newly Introduced)
  2. Use Code Blocks To Quote Someone on Discord
  3. Using A Quote Bot (Advanced)

 

How to Quote Someone On Discord : 3 Ways

 

1. Using Block Quotes (Newly Introduced)

Discord had introduced a new markdown chat formatting called Block Quotes which effectively mimic the functionality to quote someone on Discord. 

It is pretty simple to get started! The syntax to use Block Quotes is > or >>> followed by a space.

  • > added at the beginning of a line of text, creates a single-line blockquote. For example, if you want to quote what someone has posted, you will need to copy-paste their message as > Going to McDonalds, does anyone want anything? Then below it add your reply. It’s a little more tedious, and extra work but it is the best workaround to quoting on Discord for now.

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  • >>> at the beginning of a line of text, creates a multi-line blockquote. All the text starting from >>> until the end of the message will be included in the quote. For example, if you want to quote multiple lines of what someone has posted, you will need to copy-paste their message, as shown below :

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2. Use Code Blocks To Quote Someone on Discord.

Before Block Quotes were introduced by Discord, users had to resort to using the Code Blocks feature to mimic the ability to quote messages. Now, this method still works, and it presents an alternative should you want to try it out. Creating a code block is drop-dead simple as you only need to wrap your text in a single backtick (`) or three backticks (“`).

  • (`) a single backtick at the beginning and the end of a sentence can format a single line to be into a code block. For example, if you want to quote the line One line code blocks are neat you write it as `One line code blocks are neat` 

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  • (“`) a triple backtick at the beginning and the end of a sentence can format multiple lines to be into a code block. For example, this haiku provided by Discord as an example shows how it can be quoted using a multiline code block.

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It is up to you whether you want to use code blocks or block quotes, although we prefer the latter. Try it and see which is most comfortable for you. 

 

 

3. Using A Quote Bot (Advanced).

We came across a multiple of Github projects that helped provide a complete quote functionality suite for Discord.

You will need to have some experience in downloading and installing Github projects to get this to work. 

Here are the two projects which we found to have the most contributions: 

  1. nirewen/Citador – Quote messages on Discord with a simple click.
  2. Deivedux/Quote – Feature-rich, easy to use message quoting tool that you’ll ever need.

 

Although you don’t need both to have the ability to quote other messages on Discord, we recommend that you give both a try and see which you feel is best. Citador is a more straightforward tool that achieves quoting by implementing a simple button for it. However, it relies on you having to use BetterDiscord, which is a separate custom Discord client. Do take note that custom clients can be against Discord’s TOS, so be careful when using it.

 

 

Quote is a more complete and feature-rich self bot. Depending on which you choose, you can follow the documentation provided on the Github pages to deploy the projects.

We hope that this guide has helped provide a concise understanding of how to quote someone using on Discord. If you have questions, please feel free to leave a comment below, and we will love to help you out. ❤

 

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