Tweet in bold, italics and strikethrough text

Jan 22, 2019

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TL;DR - I built a tool - to tweet in bold, italics and strikethrough text.

Ever fancied tweeting with bold, italics or strikethrough text?

Twitter doesn't allow its users to format tweets. But having an option to emphasize or call out a word or a phrase in a tweet might come in handy at times.


I recently realized that the UTF charset has characters and symbols that look like bold, italics or strikethrough ascii characters. So I built a tool that generates these characters which could be copied and pasted into almost any website out there.

  • Write your original text in markdown
  • The editor will generate text for you to copy/paste
  • Tweet directly from the editor
  • Copy/Paste the generated text into any website (FB/Insta/etc)

Note: The generated characters are mathematical symbols and not actual English alphabets. So if you run them by a screen reader, you'll find that the reader reads them out by their symbol name. But then, all screen readers struggle reading smileys too (🎉🔥🚀🦄😎) and that doesn't stop us from using smileys. So,we might use this as well.

Here's the link -

Go bonkers tweeting in bold, italics or strikethrough! Happy tweeting! 🎉