Discord is a digital communication platform used to casually chat with friends, engage with gaming and professional communities. How would you feel in a normal Discord conversation if someone ruins the suspense of a movie or series before you’ve watched or finished it? Don’t you want to do the same? No right! that’s why spoiler tags are added to Discord so that no one can spoil the fun or suspense of other members of the Discord community.
The main reason for using spoiler tags is to hide text and image behind an overlay. On Discord, you can add a spoiler tag with the suspenseful image or message you share on your Discord chat server. Using a spoiler tag with such a message will gray its content until the recipient clicks on the message to view its content. That way, you can hide attachments or text at first, leaving server members to decide whether they want to see it or not.
Why you should use the spoiler tag on Discord
Using spoiler tags, you can easily hide images, text comments, links, GIFs, and emojis that contain spoilers from other members of the server. It is used to tag part of a comment or text message, or attachment as a spoiler. When a server member on Discord sees this attachment marked as a spoiler, it will be their choice to either ignore it or view its content. On the other hand, spoiler tags can be used to alert the information that you are going to share. These tags can be used in Discord Web, its app for Mac, Windows, and smartphones.
How to use the spoiler tag with messages on Discord
This section will show you how to use a spoiler tag to hide a part or an entire post on the Discord server. We will perform the procedure below in the Windows Discord app. However, you can use spoiler tags in the same way on your Discord, Mac OS, or Android web app.
To use the spoiler tag on Discord, write “/ disclose“and type your message in the chat bar. In the image below you can see that when we added the”/ disclose“tag and Discord already show that”/ disclose”Is a tag that will mark our post as a spoiler:
For demonstration, we have added the “/ disclose“tag with the”This is a secret message“text:
Using the “/ discloseThe “tag will hide the message until one of the recipients on the server tries to see it:
By tapping or clicking on the spoiler message, you will know what the message is:
Another way to mark any post as a spoiler is to use two vertical bars, “||“at the beginning and at the end of the message. For example, to send a sample spoiler message to our server, we will write it”|| Another secret message ||“:
Here we sent a spoiler message with the “||“bar; click on it to display the body of the message:
How to use the spoiler tag with attachments on Discord
The “/ disclose“works like a tag when you want to hide any content related to text in a channel. However, when it comes to hiding attachments, a spoiler tag doesn’t work like a command. Plus, Discord gives you the possibility to mark it as a spoiler when downloading it.
To send an attachment using the “spoiler label“, First of all, we are going to click on the” + “plus icon, which is present on the left side of the chat bar:
Select the option “Download a file“in the context menu:
For example, I selected a system image to upload as an attachment to the server. Discord also allows you to add any comment and mark the downloaded attachment as “disclose“:
After downloading the attachment, the spoiler tag will hide its content like this:
Now anyone who wants to see this attachment has to click on the spoiler button:
There may be various situations in a Discord community chat where you want to hide any spoils related to a drama, movie, or series. You also want only targeted members to see the content of the shared spoiler. At Discord, spoiler tags are used to hide any text message, attachment, GIF, emoji. This type of content is marked as a spoiler and Discord hides its content until a member clicks or taps it. In this article, we’ve covered how you can use spoiler tags on Discord. Additionally, the procedure for hiding a text message and attachment using spoiler tags is also provided.