It was John Gruber and Aaron Swartz who created Markdown in 2004
Advantages of using Markdown
- Markdown is easier to write than HTML.
- Markdown is super simple to understand and to learn.
- It doesn't break.
Markdown makes writing on the web fast and easy. q>
Advantages of using Markdown with Web StoriesWeb stories are a way to offer a dynamic user experience, mixing video, images and text. Why should the text be boring and flat? It shouldn’t! And markdown comes into play perfectly.
Web stories' swipe-up feature offers readers more context, and with markdown, you can make those texts more appealing by adding headings, bold and italic text, lists and more.
An example of web stories using markdownRecipes are a typical way using markdown lists:
What are the top 7 most popular cocktails
This feature is currently available inside the Web Stories Today Builder.
We hope to see more Web Stories builders to add markdown support!