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!
Good suggestion. I find the font on the desktop app to be too small!
Adding in another agree. It's nice, I suppose, that I can change my font size, but that's a little onerous - you can only do it per message, not overall. And there's nothing I can do to increase the font size of the people chatting with me.
Zoom bigger fonts
John M commented
Tool is unusable with the tiny font. Please increase it or give us the option to.
Agreed. This is Accessibility 101.
Peter Tran commented
Slack allows us to see 21 lines of history vs. 9 for Teams. Allowing font configuration should help with this.
Need to use the web version because the desktop app font is too small. You need someone on the team who's over the age of 45 to sign off on all apps released from Microsoft because we don't see like people in their 20 and 30s. That said, thanks for the Dark interface option.
Peter Cook (Blindpete) commented
It was all looking very good until I Installed the Desktop App and found I could not read a thing, guess I'll have to stick with the web interface for now.
Roger Helliwell commented
I cannot read the text as it is. This is a deal breaker for me. I will reinstall Teams once this has been addressed.
Joe Maslanka commented
yes please! the default font does not work well for me. It needs to be configurable. If it worked like VS (or notepad++, others) where I could do a simple ctrl+mouse wheel to change font size that would be sweet too :)
Melissa Donnelly commented
Font size is way too small. Having eye strain on a daily basis does not help with productivity. Please give the option of changing the font size.
Yousif Abood commented
This is the only thing stopping us from abandoning Slack. The Slack desktop client has just the right font size even on a 4K screen with zero texting scaling (set at 100%). In comparison, the MS Teams desktop client is very hard to read on a 4K screen.
Keith Myer commented
Yes, this would be great for people who have poor eye sight. If Slack does it, then this would be a great feature to add to Microsoft Teams as well.
Gary Walsh commented
Absolutely agree with this suggestion. The app on high resolution screens is difficult to read.
Andy Slivinschi commented
The text seems hard to read in chats, posts, etc. At least compared to Slack. So either let users customise the font or pick a better one...
Dany Paredes commented
I have issue to able read, because default font is too small and unreable in some screens, i should able to change default font and size.
Shuo Chang commented
+1. Current Chinese font is unpleasant to look at.
Teresa Carrigan commented
I get eyestrain on my ipad as well as on desktop. I'd appreciate being able to adjust the font size for both desktop and mobile. This is important for accessibility, because some users (like me) have vision problems.
Stephen Vidulich commented
Looks like the font size is tied to the system font size, unfortunately this is not useful in a multi-monitor situation, as my laptop I want the font smaller and the monitor it displays to small, so I need it bigger.
Generally speaking everything is too big, there's too much wasted space.
Being able to change the font size or type (like in any windows application made in the last decade) should be possible.