Markdown Microsoft Teams

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Browse other questions tagged markdown microsoft-teams or ask your own question. The Overflow Blog Podcast 330: How to build and maintain online communities, from gaming to Level Up: Creative Coding with p5.js – part 6. There isn't a way to format normal text messages in Teams. If you want to apply formatting, you need to rather look at sending one of the supported types of Cards, such as Adaptive Card, which supports Markdown. More can be seen here, in particular about newline.

This article teaches you how to use Markdown syntax to add rich formatting to your approval requests.


  • Approval request emails are actionable messages. If your Microsoft Outlook client doesn't support actionable messages, it displays approval requests in HTML format.
  • All Markdown renderers have implementation differences. Review the Client Support section for details.
  • Markdown is not currently supported for the Approvals app on Microsoft Teams.
  • Markdown is not currently supported for GCC and GCC High customers.

Client Support

Markdown support among clients is inconsistent. The Power Automate team works to address these inconsistencies, however, inconsistencies remain. The following table lays out the known limitations among the supported clients.

FeaturePower AutomatePower Automate mobile appOutlook desktopOutlook WebTeamsTeams mobile appApprovals Teams App
Numbered ListsYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
Nested Numbered ListsYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
Forced Line BreaksYesYesNo (use a blank line instead)YesYesYesNo
Blank LinesNoNoYesYesNoYesNo


For Outlook Mobile, the previous parameters can vary depending on the Outlook client app and version that you are using.


Structure your comments using headers. Headers segment longer comments, making them easier to read.

Start a line with a hash character # to set a heading. Organize your remarks with subheadings by starting a line with additional hash characters, for example ####. Up to six levels of headings are supported.




Paragraphs and line breaks

Make your text easier to read by breaking it up with paragraphs or line breaks. Enter two spaces prior to the line break to force most clients to start a new line.

Microsoft Teams Markdown Syntax


Result:This is line 1.
Now text will appear on the next line.

Example 2

This is line 1.

Line 2 has extra space before it.


Organize related items with lists. You can add ordered lists with numbers, or unordered lists with just bullets.

Ordered lists start with a number followed by a period for each list item. Unordered lists start with a *. Begin each list item on a new line. In a Markdown file or widget, enter two spaces prior to the line break to begin a new paragraph, or enter two line breaks consecutively to begin a new paragraph.

Ordered or numbered lists



  1. First item.
  2. Second item.
  3. Third item.

Bullet lists



  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

Nested lists



  1. First item.

    • Item 1
    • Item 2
    • Item 3
  2. Second item.

    • Nested item 1
    • Nested item 2
    • Nested item 3


HTTP and HTTPS URLs are automatically formatted as links.

You can set text hyperlinks for your URL using the standard markdown link syntax:



Power Automate


Organize structured data with tables.

  • Place each table row on its own line
  • Separate table cells using the pipe character
  • The first two lines of a table set the column headers and the alignment of elements in the table
  • Use colons (:) when dividing the header and body of tables to specify column alignment (left, center, right)
  • To start a new line, use the HTML break tag (<br/>)
  • Make sure to end each row with a CR or LF.



Heading 1Heading 2Heading 3
Cell A1Cell A2Cell A3
Cell B1Cell B2Cell B3
second line of text

Markdown Microsoft Teams App

Emphasis (bold, italics, strikethrough)

You can emphasize text by applying bold, italics, or strikethrough to characters:

  • To apply italics: surround the text with an asterisk * or underscore _
  • To apply bold: surround the text with double asterisks **.
  • To apply strikethrough: surround the text with double tilde characters ~~.

Combine these elements to apply multiple emphasis to text.


Use emphasis in comments to express strong opinions and point out corrections
Bold, italicized text
Bold, strike-through text

Special characters


To insert one of the following characters, prefix with a backslash:

``` backslash ```

` `backtick`

```_ underscore ```

```{} curly braces ```

```[] square brackets ```

```() parentheses ```

```# hash mark ```

```+ plus sign ```

```- minus sign (hyphen) ```

```. dot ```

```! exclamation mark ```

Some examples on inserting special characters

Enter `````` to get

Enter ```_``` to get _

Enter ```#``` to get #

Enter ```(``` to get (

Enter ```.``` to get .

Enter ```!``` to get !


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