Formatting Text in Chat, Topics, & Tasks

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Ryver uses a simple formatting syntax for Chat, Topics, Task descriptions, and Comments. It is a subset of Markdown, a common way of styling text on the web. It provides plain text formatting that is easy to read and write, while also supporting reliable conversion to valid HTML.

TIP: Within the Ryver app, a formatting “cheat sheet” is accessible within the Help section of the drop-down arrow menu at the top of the Navigation Bar.

Here is a guide for common text formatting options:

You Type:
      You Get:
# Heading 1

## Heading 2

 Heading 1

  Heading 2

_This is italic_       This is italic
**This is bold**       This is bold
> Block quote      | This is a block quote
~~Strikethrough~~       Strikethrough
* Bullet 1
* Bullet 2
  • Bullet 1
  • Bullet 2
Auto-numbered bullets:
1. Bullet 1
1. Bullet 2
  1. Bullet 1
  2. Bullet 2
[a link](       a link
Pre-formatted text. For code, GitHub style coloring auto-applied.
func main() {
    // Pre-formatted text
func main() {
    // Pre-formatted text

Note: Images can also embed by placing an Exclamation Mark in front of a Link to an image.

The following:


Will become:

Adding a title or subject to a chat message

Topics in Ryver have separate Subject and Description fields, but a chat message is just a single block of text. However, you can use shift+enter to add a new line in a chat message. Combining this with formatting text (such a Heading options, or Bold font style), and Users can add a title to their chat message(s):