How to make Gmail Strikethrough – Simple and Easy Trick

Having problems adding a strikethrough to text in Gmail’s Compose text? This article will show a simple and easy trick on how to achieve that.

Formatting our text in a way we desire is important as this can go a long way in aiding our readers to fully grasp the information.

One formatting style rarely use is the Strikethrough but sometimes it becomes necessary to make use of it.

If you’re composing a text on Gmail and you have a need to strikethrough a text, you’re likely to meet some difficulty as Gmail does not have that formatting function.

So, how do we go about achieving that?

A simple solution is editing your text using another application on your PC before copying it to Gmail.

We are using Microsoft Word in our illustration. Note, you can also strike through a word or text using Google docs.

Click to open your MS word and type or paste the text you wish to strikethrough, on the Font section highlight your text and click the Strikethrough icon.

How to make Gmail Strikethrough


You’ll have a strikethrough text, press Ctrl + C to copy the text. Go back to your Gmail, place the cursor on the text area and press Ctrl + V to paste it.

It’s that simple!

Ok now, if after pasting the formatted text and it returns to normal that is without the strikethrough then you just have to fix one more thing. You have to deactivate the Gmail’s “Plain Text Mode” function.

  • Look at the bottom right of the text field and click the 3 dots.
  • There you will see “Plain Text Mode”. Click to uncheck it.

Go back to your Compose text area and paste the formatted text again. You should see your strikethrough text.


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