# How to make a multi line string in Go
# Create a string with preformatted text.
🗓 August 17, 2018 | 👱 By: Hugh
If you're coming from the world of Python, you might be used to using triple double quotes for multi line strings, and wonder how to use multi line strings in Go.
multiline = """string with four lines"""
Go has a similar feature, using back ticks:
multiline := `string with four lines`
Note that if you want to include a
` character, you'll need to concatenate using
multiline := `this has a ` + "`" + ` back tick character`
Also, escaped characters (e.g.
\t) won't be unescaped. It would be pretty rare to need to use them, as you can write a newline, tab, or any unicode character directly into the string. If required, though, use the same technique as above.
That's all folks!