Let us make the font size bigger (Zooming)
Make a way to make the font size in the application bigger.
The zoom feature has released to the public ring. Using CRTL + or CTRL – zoom in and out on a Windows PC.
I need to correct the information I provided last month about MAC. It appears the MAC version is still in testing and hasn’t yet gone out to the public. It is “In Testing” but will be coming to the public soon!
The item tracking this specific update can be found at: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/admin/v3/suggestions/16933183/activity
There now is a UI element that tells you your current zoom level and a Setting within the UI to preset your zoom preference.
Since the zoom feature could very well cover the vast majority of user needs, based on the majority of comments and feedback, I will flag this item as Partially Done.
Thank you for all the feedback and support!
April N commented
I have tried both the Ctrl+ and Ctrl scroll up on my mouse and it does NOT change the font size in chats. Is there another way to permanently increase the font size for MS Team chats?
While I tried to paste some text from email, website page. font had always been a problem to me, since I need to adjust it every time.
I suggest Teams could adjust font automatically, when users try to paste text from other apps.
And the font selection exists in all other platforms.
Adam Hošek commented
The UI zoom function is ok, but I'd like to be able to simply change the size of fonts used in chat without zooming the whole UI.
The problem with zooming the whole UI is that it makes EVERYTHING bigger, including all UI elements in the call window etc. And that's counter-productive since the call UI already uses so much space already. I get it is till useful for high resolution monitors or people with sight impairment, so giving us more options would be the best.
The font selection exists in all other platforms..
Changing the font size especially in Meeting Chat during the meeting and Chat view but generally all places would ease the life a lot!
Please allow users to choose font style, size and colour on the teams app and website.
I find the default font too small and pixellated on my screen.
teams font is too ugly
this feature should be integrated soon, it's necessary...
So much for ADA. Get a clue MS. Font size and usability should be your priority. ADA compliance. Huh? Not a modern product. Windows 95 look and stiffness. Shame on your team.
Pankaj Upadhyay commented
We can implelement feature to change font size and style.
some time need to mention some important thing in a paragraph so changing font will make it great.
why changing the fonts in ios system makes the teams app fonts enormous? can you fix it?
Although Teams supports increasing the entire GUI, which is great, it also has the drawback that all GUI elements become HUGE, just to be able to read the text. As a visual impaired person I would like to also have the ability to increase the font size separately. Then I could decrease the global GUI size and increase the font size again, so that I have more usable space.
On the Mac the commands are:
- to increase text size is command +
- to decrease size is command -
Im have limited vision and can adjust font size on most everything but still struggle with seeing the chats.
Please make it possible to increase font size for Teams decoupling it from the OS settings. I have noted that the font looks smaller when dark mode is turned on as compared to light mode, hence being able to set font size will help to determine the adequate font for different modes.
I would like to be able to set a custom font, size and style for chats etc in Teams like you can in Skype for Business. The Zoom feature is not very good as you can't set the increments that the application zooms in. They seem to be preset.
I have zoomed the text so large that the chat list is hidden. You have to click on the chat button to get it back. This sometimes works and sometimes doesn't work. I end up having to reduce to text size to find the chat bar again.
I like the app but I think the font size issue needs a lot more work.
Using CRTL + or CTRL – zoom in and out on a Windows PC - This worked. Thank You!
Bruce Jackman commented
Windows 10 just updated and now using Microsoft Teams Version 1.3.00.21759. I can increase the font fine in the main application and in the chat windows. My issue is when I join a meeting the font in that window is so tiny I cannot read who has joined, the participants window font is too small to see who is in the meeting and I cannot follow comments posted in the meeting chat window. I can find no option in this window or in Teams to change the font while IN a meeting. The font settings in the main application window are not applied to a meeting window. This is a serious ADA violation. My previous version of Teams did not have this issue.
How do I change fonts
I have poor vision and it is getting worse. I can hardly read this small font without putting my nose to the screen, even with my glasses on. Zooming in to make it larger makes me have to move the screen around to see everything, which gives me vertigo. Allowing users to modify their default font size is an ADA requirement for the Visually impaired.