Strikethrough Text Generator

Get crossed-out text using Strikethrough Text Generator to use it anywhere online

About Strikethrough Text Generator

Strikethrough text is a way of writing text with a horizontal line passing through the center of the text. Even though you can read the written words, it’s used to denote the deleted information or it means that the written content is wrong or no longer valid.

Our Strikethrough Text Generator Tool is the best way to get your job done in an instant. You can use it for social media posts, emails, website content, showing edited content, and everything else. Since the Strikethrough text created by our tool is still in plain text, you don’t have to worry about formatting issues that can cause an issue on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 

You can get such text in different word processors as well but we don’t want you to worry about remembering Strikethrough text shortcut or opening Google Docs. This tool also works perfectly on smartphones as it’s even harder to figure out how to cross text on Android or iPhones. 


History of Strikethrough Text

Long before computers or any printing equipment were invented, humans wrote with hand on leather, parchment, or other surfaces. If they committed any mistakes, sometimes they were able to erase the text by scratching it. But when it wasn’t an option, the only option was to cross out the wrong word, and this way Strikethrough was born.


How to use the Strikethrough Text Generator Tool?

  1. You can type or simply paste the text in the left blank field shown above.
  2. The text gets converted to Strikethrough formatting on its own in right field.
  3. Use the Copy button to copy the text and paste it anywhere.
  4. If you want to download the converted crossed text, just press the download button to get a .txt file.


How to cross out text with ease?

As mentioned before, there are ways to get Strikethrough formatting in Google Docs, Excel, Word, or Discord. But the easiest way to do is use a free and online tool that works in a single click. These tools provide a copy to clipboard functionality to let you easily copy-paste the content on the desired social media website or blog post.


Is this tool free to use?

Just like our other Word Counter or Case Converter tools, Strikethrough Text Generator Tool is also free to use. You can access it on any internet-connected computer or phone and use it without paying a penny.


How do you strikethrough text in HTML?

For Strikethrough text in HTML, you need to use <strike>…</strike> tag. Since HTML5 doesn’t support this tag, you’re recommended to use CSS for this purpose.


How to strikethrough text on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter?

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter don’t provide any way to cross out the text. So you need to use a tool like Strikethrough Text Generator. Just type your post on Facebook, copy and paste in our tool, and go back to your post and paste the Strikethrough text.


How to strikethrough in Google Docs?

If you still want to use Google Docs for Strikethrough, you need to highlight the text and click the Format section in the header. Now go to Text and then select the Strikethrough button.

Shortcut for Windows: Alt + Shift + 5
Shortcut for Mac: ⌘ + Shift + x


How to strikethrough in Discord?

To directly get Strikethrough text in Discord, you need to use the tilde key (~) on your computer keyboard. Just put two tilde symbols on both sides of the text and get the results. Example: "~~how to strikethrough in Discord~~"


How to strikethrough in WhatsApp?

Just put one tilde symbols on both sides of the text and get the results. Example: "~This is how you can make strikethrough text in WhatsApp~"