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I found many questions similar to chat formatting issues but unfortunately none of them addresses my issue related to chat formatting and I am making it clear that I am not talking about multiline messages.

So personally I observed it mostly for formatting of code and italics, they just don't work always. What I have seen is for italics: sometimes *text* don't work but _text_ work in a single line message and vice-versa and same for code formatting: backticks don't work but Ctrl+k works always. I discussed this issue in Chat feedback too, but unfortunately, no solution came up therefore here I am providing some chat links realted to these issues:-

For code formatting: 1 (line 2), 2 (line 4)

For italicised text 1 (line 2), 2 (line 3), 3 (line 3)

At first I thought, It is not formatting just for me but I had asked my fellow users in chat room, they have experienced it too.

PS: In no way I am saying that chat formatting just never works but It is also true that It don't work always (Only SE Devs can tell why)

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All of your examples contain newlines. This makes them multi-line messages. Chat does not currently support rendering markdown in multiline messages.

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  • This chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/48268523#48268523 contains multiline too but it is formatted nicely. Why? – daya Aug 16 '19 at 14:45
  • That message contains no newlines; it wraps to multiple lines, but only by necessity - if you had a wide enough screen, it would show up on a single line. – Shog9 Aug 16 '19 at 15:11
  • Oh God! I misunderstood what a "multiline" message means, you are right. Now I understand why my messages were not get formatted. – daya Aug 16 '19 at 15:24

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