How to Put Spoiler Tags on Text and Images in Discord

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Spoiler tags on Discord allow you to hide images and text in a channel, giving other users the choice to view it or not. Here’s how to use them.

Spoilers ruin the fun for everyone. If you like to chat about TV shows, games, or other events in your Discord server, you might want to think about how you can minimize the risk of spoiling things for others by using Discord spoiler tags in the text.

Using spoiler tags in Discord allows you to protect other members from being spoiled when discussing sensitive or real-time topics (such as TV show plotlines). It also gives users the control to determine whether or not they want to view it.

To put spoiler tags on text and images in Discord, follow the steps below.

How to Add Discord Spoiler Tags to Text Messages

There are two ways you can use spoiler tags on Discord if you’re using your PC or Mac. The easiest method is to add it to the text messages that you send. You can follow these steps on PC, Mac, and mobile devices.

To add Discord spoiler tags to text messages:

  1. Open the Discord app or web client.
  2. To add a spoiler tag to text in a channel on a Discord server, type /spoiler followed by your message.
    Inserting Discord spoiler text on PC
  3. Another way to add a spoiler tag is to use two vertical bars at the start and end of your message. For example, ||spoiler text||.
    Adding Discord spoiler text on PC or Mac
  4. Once a message is marked as a spoiler, it will be hidden from view until clicked on by the recipient.
  5. To reveal a spoiler message, simply click or tap on it. The message will appear with a gray background behind it.
    Revealed Discord spoiler text

Remember, messages hidden as spoilers can only be viewed by clicking or tapping on them. It’s always a good idea to be mindful of the content you’re hiding so that it doesn’t breach Discord’s terms of service or the rules of the server you’re on.

How to Add Spoiler Tags to Images on Discord

You can also add spoiler tags to images on Discord, but the methods differ for desktop and mobile users.

Adding Discord Spoiler Tags to Images on PC or Mac

To add Discord spoiler tags to images on PC or Mac:

  1. Open the Discord app or web client.
  2. To add a spoiler tag to an image or file in Discord, start by dragging and dropping the file into the server chat. You can also tap the Add icon on the left-hand side of the message box.
    Adding images on Discord on PC
  3. A preview of the attached file will appear. To apply a spoiler tag, you can either click the eye icon or the pencil icon.
    Setting an image as a spoiler on Discord
  4. If you click the pencil icon, you can also add a description, alt text, or change the file name.
  5. In the pencil icon menu, you’ll see a checkbox labeled Mark as Spoiler—select it to hide the image or file after it’s sent.
  6. Once you’re done, click Save to apply the spoiler tag.
    Adding an image as a spoiler on Discord
  7. When you’re ready, press the Enter key to send the message containing the image on Discord.
  8. After it’s sent, the image or file will appear in Discord behind spoiler tags. You’ll need to tap the Spoiler message to view the image.
    Revealing Discord image spoilers on PC

Adding Discord Spoiler Tags to Images on Mobile Devices

To add Discord spoiler tags to images on mobile devices:

  1. Open the Discord app on your mobile device.
  2. Select your server, then open a channel.
  3. Tap the Add icon to the left of the message box.
    Adding an image on Discord mobile
  4. Select the image you want to upload.
  5. Tap the image preview above the message box.
    Setting an image as a spoiler on Discord mobile
  6. Select the Mark as spoiler option.
    Set image as spoiler on Discord
  7. Tap backward to return to the message box, then tap Send to send the message.
    Sending a Discord spoiler image on mobile

Like PC and Mac users, Discord users on mobile devices will see images blurred out and hidden behind a Spoiler tag. Users (including yourself) can tap the Spoiler text to view the image.

Building a Community on Discord

Thanks to the steps above, you’ll be able to use spoiler tags on Discord to hide text and images that might be sensitive to view. There are other things you can do to help build a great community on Discord, however.

For instance, do you want to add more life and laughter to your Discord conversations? Try one of the great soundboard apps for Discord, letting you play funny sounds and clips in voice channels.

Are you struggling to grow your Discord server? Focus on creating an engaging community and appealing content that will attract new users—but don’t forget to hit Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit, too.

Prefer to keep to yourself? You don’t always have to engage, but if you’re playing games, you might want to hide your game activity on Discord to stop others from bothering you mid-game.