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!
Steve Minar commented
One solution would be to allow a viewer in chat to "full screen" the view (particularly when the presenter is sharing a desktop / document on the screen).
Currently, vision impaired user has to ask the presenter to magnify the view, affecting all viewers, rather than being able to view documents full screen and additionally use magnification tools on her end.
Steve Minar commented
We have a user that is visually challenged.
Teams Chat doesn't appear to natively support zoom / magnify, making it unusable for her to participate in video chat and screen sharing. We have to switch to GoToMeeting.
We're looking for better accessibility support. Perhaps there's a solution we're missing?
While you're working on it, please add the ability to change the background color and font color on the Apps Planner. I find that the default view of light purple is it (?) text on white background is very hard to read. Not enough contrast. I find myself having to switch from Teams to Planner just to be able to read comfortably. Thanks!
Michael Eves Shaffer commented
Perhaps if they hired people who knew how to program, or at least how to speak English, this sort of issue wouldn't come up.
Especially if I am using an iPad, not a phone...
Mostly I use this because I generally am not limited to 4pt-font size!
Allow users to scale the fonts and graphics so that they are more readable.
It is as important to make the font size smaller. Key is that we need be able to set default font size.
Add the ability to increase the overall font/display size in the app
tadeas palusga commented
last official status from November 2016. Any update?
Any Status? The size is really obstructing me from using Teams on Larger resolutions
Jim Banks commented
Appreciate the update Suphatra. Better late and right than sooner and wrong.
Brandon Barber commented
I have been using the RSS feeds connector feature and the font is way too small to read any of the new feeds. Everything else is ok but I don't get why you can't just customize the font on the entire application under preferences. Shouldn't be that difficult.
I'd just like to add, that I have fairly normal vision. And this is a problem for me. With a screen solution of 1920x1080, the interface and font of Teams becomes smaller and hard to read. I'd like to be able to set the default of everything I send and receive at a more readable font size.
Thanks for your help!!
C white commented
Yes, please make the font size bigger as a critical customization option. Most other customization features fall under "would be nice". Thank you
Please make this a customization option.
Harrison Hudson commented
Holy cow. The bigger font from this latest update is universally hated by our group here in IT. Everyone is switching over to the web app just so we can zoom out and fit more information on our screen at once.
I can see below that you were getting a lot of complaints from old people with bad eyesight, but that doesn't mean you should force everyone to deal with elephant sized font. This is an unacceptable approach. The ONLY solution is to give us the ability to change font size or zoom in/out within the desktop app.
when this will rollout ?
Allow for changing the size of Teams content similar to using CTRL + or CTRL - with all browsers. The small size of the font and content makes Teams virtually useless to people with vision issues.
Mikey Cooper commented
Good catch, Teresa! Just updated to 12451 and I can at least read the text on a good day. Link descriptions are still a little too small, but this is a huge improvement in usability. Hopefully zoom's soon to follow.
New update to client app (5/9/17) just made everything larger without any option to go back to previous text size. Text size should be modifiable.