Markdown - format your messages and quote others!
xat has now released a new markdown system which will allow you further customization in your chat messages!
What is Markdown?
It is a markup language that allows you to format your messages with a plain text syntax. On xat, it will allow you to make your text Bold, Italic, Strikethrough and even do quotes or hypertexts!
How does it work?
There are several ways of adding markdown to your chat messages, either manually, keyboard shortcuts or using the context menu, which will be explained below:
Manually: You can simply add the markdown using your keyboard with the following syntax:
Italic: Enclose your text with one asterisk (*). e.g.: Hello, *how are you?*
Bold: Enclose your text with two asterisks (**). e.g.: Are you **really** sure?
Strikethrough: Enclose your text with one tilde (~). e.g.: I ~like~ hate flash.
Blockquote: Start the text with >[ and end with ]. e.g.: >[I ~like~ hate flash].
Hypertext: Enclosed the text with brackets () and then add the link next to it in parentheses. e.g.: Visit the [best chat ever!](https://xat.com/html5)
Keyboard Shortcuts: You just need to select the text you want to format in the text entry field and then press ctrl + the corresponding key to the markdown, which will be detailed below:
Italic: ctrl + i
Bold: ctrl + b
Strikethrough: ctrl + u
Blockquote: ctrl + q
Context menu: To open the context menu you just need to select the text you want to format and then right click:
Quote Icon: You can also quote messages sent by users by clicking the quote icon next to their name. If you click a quoted message, it will scroll into the message's view.
Combinations: You can also do combinations between all of the markdowns. e.g.: I ***love** this markdown system. **~Flash is so old fashioned~**.
Note: You can only add markdown to text with at least 3 characters. Plus, smilies won't be displayed inside block quotes.
We're looking forward your feedback! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.