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If you prefer to format your messages with markup instead of Slack's built-in formatting when using Slack on your desktop, you can adjust your preference. With markup, you'll see formatting applied to your messages after you send them, and the formatting toolbar won't display in the message field.
From your desktop, click on your workspace name in the top left.
Preferences from the menu. Select
Input options, tick or untick the box next to Format messages with markup.
Note: There are some formatting limitations when markup is selected.