It is possible to format Quora comments, e.g. with bold and italics, even though there isn’t any indication that it is possible.

In the distant past the web interface had a formatting toolbar when adding or editing comments, but this is now only available in some of the mobile apps. But the keyboard shortcuts still work.

## Bold

Use Ctrl + B on selected text.

## Italics

Use Ctrl + I on selected text.

## Lists

Start with “1.” for ordered lists and “* ” (space after “*”) for unordered lists.

Or alternatively, use keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + 7 and Ctrl + Shift + 8, respectively (on a selection)

In the answer editor the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + K, but it does not work for comments. Instead, paste in the link and edit the link text (if needed).

## Code formatting

Use the “[code]” tag:

[code]Some text formatted as code[/code]

But note that it doesn’t work if copy-pasted directly from here (due to some embedded formatted). Remove that embedded formatted by copy-pasting it through a simple text editor.

An easier way is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + K (works both on a selection and without).

## Quoting (as in block quote)

Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + F9 (on a selection).

## Mathematics

Quora uses the standard MathJax.

Use the “$” tag: [math]E=mc^2$

But note that it doesn’t work if copy-pasted directly from here (due to some embedded formatted). Remove that embedded formatted by copy-pasting it through a simple text editor.

An easier way is to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + L (works both on a selection and without).