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Text formatting

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Make your task stand out in bold, spice up your project names with emojis 🎉 or change the hyperlinked text in your comments.


Todoist uses the CommonMark specification across all platforms.

Formatting options

In task names, descriptions and comments, Todoist supports:

Formatting Result
**Bold text** or __Bold text__ Bold text
*Italic text* or _Italic text_ Italic text
***Bold and italic text*** or ___Bold and italic text___ Bold and italic text
[Hypertext](https://todoist.com/) Hypertext

In task descriptions and comments, Todoist also supports:

Formatting Result
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Sentence with `code inline` Sentence with code inline

```Code block (puts whole paragraph as one block of code)```

Code block (puts whole paragraph as one block of code)

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Add emoji to task names, project names, task comments, label names, and filter names. Todoist supports all the standard emoji you’ve come to know and ❤️ Learn more.
Currently, the horizontal line is not supported on Android and iOS apps. It's a limitation on mobile apps, and we're looking to change this in the future. 


I previously used different formatting, but this no longer works. Is there a way to convert these tasks to the official formatting?

Absolutely! Just reach out to our support team and we’ll run a one-time script that will convert old formatting to the formatting listed above. The script will convert the following formatting:
https://todoist.com (link text)
[link text](https://todoist.com)
!!bold text!!
**bold text**

Can I format project names, label names, and filter names as well?

No, hypertext, bold text, and italic text are all only supported in task names and comments.

How can I add a link that includes a parenthesis, like http://www.test.com/types_of_apples(fruit)?

You have to encode the parenthesis in the URL using percent-encoding. For this link, "(" should be replaced with "%28" and ")" should be replaced with "%29". So the URL to use in Todoist would be: http://www.test.com/types_of_apples%28fruit%29