NON-CODERS TIPS - How to make a short cut for `<br>` in Markdown on mobile apps

Edit Custom dictionary/Text Replacement (iOS) / Personal dictionary (Android)
Everyone else may think this is obvious but these settings are very badly signposted on both platforms.

My preference is
New Word = <br>
Shortcut = zz


  • Open the Settings app
  • Scroll down to General
  • Tap on Keyboard
  • Select Text Replacement
  • Tap the + symbol at the top right
  • Enter your word
  • Your new word is now in your iPhone’s dictionary

System -> Languages and Input -> Personal Dictionary
You can then add a shortcut to that word you have added


That‘s great! I never thought about using the dictionary like that! :man_facepalming:t2:

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