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Let us make the font size bigger (Zooming)

Make a way to make the font size in the application bigger.

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Gary shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
partially done  ·  Warren responded  · 

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:

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!


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  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Zooming is NOT, I repeat, NOT NOT NOT changing font size. It's changing the whole UI.

    This is asinine. This is a feature that has been available on even the most simple text editing software for literally decades.

    This is an incredibly poor design choice.

    This is incredibly controlling of your users. When did you turn into Apple?

    This is completely unacceptable from a customer experience perspective.

    Frankly, so many of the 500+ employees at my company are getting fed up with this poor engineering practice that we're going to be switching applications within the next 6 months.

    I would LOVE to see the documentation that went into the design of this product and the reasons behind leaving out this critical piece of functionality.

    Personally, I question the quality of the product and the engineering team behind it. This should have been part of the MVP, much less a product that's been out for well over a year.

  • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is just another variation on the limiting UI in Teams. Please work on improving user experiences overall. Too many short comings in this application with UI concerns.

  • Bren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My window is all messed up... my small font is larger then my medium font and my large font is HUGE!!!

    I, however, copy/paste some of the information from SHAREPOINT, and it wont resize at all.

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want to be able to change the font size without zooming the whole UI. I believe we should be able to make the font bigger in the active Window, just like you would on say Microsoft Word, Visual Studio or even the Windows 10 mail app. All of these allow the font size to be increased independent of the UI. Scaling the whole UI feels like a hack.

    I personally don't consider this idea to be done (or partially done) as there was a separate feature request relating to the UI zoom.


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    CTRL +/- worked on the desktop client after the announcement ... but as of Monday, it no longer works.

  • Mikey Cooper commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's been almost a month. I just got updated to, but still no zoom support. When is this going to be available to the even-slower-than-public ring that I must be on?

  • JJW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, the Microsoft Teams default screen designs do not meet Accessibility compliance standards.

    And this Feedback page itself does not meet Accessibility compliance standards.

    - missing alternative text
    - empty heading
    - empty button
    - empty link
    - broken ARIA reference
    - 62 color contrast errors

    But, don't aim your displeasure at Microsoft. To big of a target. Your concerns will just disappear.

    The true culprits are the screen designers and/or webmasters. They are hired for their knowledge of screen design, visual presentation skills, and application of industry standards. Yet, they knowingly allow this inferior product to be published. And they knowingly allow their company and their Directors to be fined for these violations.

    One or two of them will probably even read this message, while they're taking a break from playing the latest popular video game. But those employees will provide a few lame excuses about why they can't do anything about it, and they'll go back to their video game. Then, I'll come back here in a month or so, nothing will have changed, and we'll all still have problems trying to read these screens. And those employees will have leveled up in their video game (but not leveled up in their work abilities).

    I would be ashamed if it was me. But it's not me. I take pride in my work.


  • Robert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am looking for a way to increase font size in my teams without affecting the rest of the application. I believe that is actually the intent of this request, not to zoom in and out of the app.

  • Marc Roussel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think people are many times and very often talking about Web version of Teams. what about desktop. Everything we read isn't working on Desktop version. Also this zoom is the browser zoom not Teams zoom. I want to increase the font size of a chat not the entire browser as well as I want it on Desktop. Why this very tiny thing doesn't exist in Teams. As a developer I honestly don't understand.

  • Mikey Cooper commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    What version is it fixed in and when will it actually be available? Ctrl+/- still does nothing for me. No new updates available for me when I make it check. I'm on (64-bit), updated on 7/10/18. Stop getting my hopes up like this. Again.

  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can you please un-flag this as even partially done? It seems to be broken on Windows, and non-existent on Mac. That status is misleading.

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