does any one know, whether or not it is possible to strike through text like this in skype while sending instant messaging or edit message which has been already sent.

I searched a little, and I found this thread. but it didn't help, plz see below image:

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  • Welcome to Super User. +0. Reasonable question. But: What Google searches have you already tried? Also, please modify your question's a title so that it forms a valid question and ends with a question mark. And please modify your question so that it doesn't ask "how do I", but so that it asks "How likely is it that it's possible to do this?" Then ask me to vote your question up. Jul 19 '13 at 4:48
  • @unforgettableid question and its title has been edited. Thanks
    – agpt
    Jul 19 '13 at 4:52
  • Thank you. Still, please modify your question so that it doesn't ask "how do I", but so that it asks "How likely is it that it's possible to do this?" Jul 19 '13 at 5:11
  • I don't think Skype supports that kind of formatting
    – Ashtray
    Jul 19 '13 at 5:37
  • but the link which I have shared, is belongs to skype community, I dont understand how do they do it ?
    – agpt
    Jul 19 '13 at 9:38

Now, it is currently possible in both Mac and Windows. Using ~ tildes surrounding text will make it strikethrough:

~this will strike-through~

source - mac v7 & windows preview

  • 7
    Does not work in Skype for Business.
    – SerG
    Aug 31 '16 at 13:41
  • @SerG if Skype for Business is different than Skype, you may find another question or even post a question looking for a solution - pointing out that this one didn't work. Aug 31 '16 at 15:39
  • @Raystafarian My comment could save some time for those who looking for a solution working with SfB. It's not a reproof.
    – SerG
    Aug 31 '16 at 16:15
  • @SerG if you have a solution to SfB you can post a question/answer and link to it from here. Aug 31 '16 at 16:23

While you can't do it quickly, you could use an online website to generate the text. Then you could copy and paste it in.

For example: http://fsymbols.com/generators/strikethrough/

  • Just keep in mind that stuff like that won't necessarily work, based on the available characters in the font being used.
    – Mario
    Aug 8 '13 at 9:29
  • Well it worked for me, though it looks abit shifty. But surely it would be fine enough Aug 8 '13 at 10:14
  • Looks perfect to me, and it's good enough for the 1 in a million times I make a mistake. Dec 3 '14 at 6:57

Some Skype clients support this: ~strike~ Its depending on the client though.


No, it's not currently possible. source


See new accepted answer above.

  • Interesting. I tried to use a few commands but got this as the answer from Skype [09:30:05 PM] System: Available commands: /me [text] /add [skypename+] /alertson [text] /alertsoff /help Why is it that I cannot use all the commands listed in your source??
    – Prasanna
    Oct 28 '14 at 17:32

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