How to Zoom in or Zoom out on Discord (Quick & Easy)

Zoom in and out of Discord

Are you looking to find quick and easy ways to zoom in or zoom out on Discord?

Discord has many assessability features that help with using the app, and there are keyboard shortcuts to adjust these features quickly.

These keyboard shortcuts can sometimes lead to unwanted setting changes when you accidentally press them.

But, don’t stress. There are alternate keyboard shortcut keys that can quickly adjust the settings.

These keyboard shortcuts work for both Discord browser and desktop client and make adjusting zoom levels a breeze.

What to Know

‣ Keyboard shortcut to zoom in: 'Ctrl' & '+'

‣ Keyboard shortcut to zoom out: 'Ctrl' & '-'

‣ Keyboard shortcut to reset zoom: 'Ctrl' & '0' (zero)

How to Zoom out on Discord

To zoom out on Discord on a Windows computer, you need to use the ‘Ctrl’ and ‘-‘ key combo. If you are using a Mac, you need to use the ‘Command’ and ‘-‘ key combo.

Press and hold the ‘Ctrl’ (Windows) or ‘Command’ (Mac) key and then press the ‘-‘ key to zoom out.

zoom out keyboard shortcut

How to Zoom in on Discord

To zoom in on Discord on a Windows computer, you need to use the ‘Ctrl’ and ‘+’ key combo and on a Mac, use the ‘Command’ and ‘+’ key combo.

Press and hold the ‘Ctrl’ (Windows) or ‘Command’ (Mac) key and then press the ‘+’ key to zoom in.

zoom in keyboard shortcut

How to Reset Discord Zoom Level

To Reset the zoom level on Discord, press and hold the ‘Ctrl’ (Windows) or ‘Command’ (Mac) key and then press ‘0’ (zero).

Reset Discord zoom

Using Discord Settings to Control the Zoom Levels

If the keyboard shortcuts are not working for you, you can also set the zoom levels in the Discord settings.

Step #1: Click on the Gear icon next to your username to get to the ‘User Settings’

Discord user settings icon

Step #2: Locate the ‘Appearance’ option under ‘App Settings’ on the left-hand panel.

Step #3: Change the ‘Zoom level’. Increasing this value zooms in and decreasing it zooms out.

Change Discord Zoom level

Other settings are also available that help if you don’t want to zoom in or out the entire Discord app but just want to adjust the font size or the space between messages.

‘Chat Font Scaling’ and ‘SpaceBetween Message Groups’ are other appearance settings that can be adjusted to your liking. These settings are used to manage discord text size and spacing.

We cover more about these appearance settings in our article on changing the Discord Font.

How to Adjust the Zoom Level on Discord Mobile App

There is no way to change the overall zoom level on the Discord mobile app.

However, you can change the text size to make it bigger or smaller using the Discord chat font scaling setting.

Step #1: Go to the Main screen (where you can see all the servers) and tap on your profile in the bottom-right corner.

Step #2: Scroll down to find the ‘Appearance’ option and tap on it.

Step #3: Move the ‘Chat Font Scaling’ slider to increase or decrease the text size.

Font scaling on Discord mobile app

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Default Discord Zoom Level?

Default Discord zoom level is 100. ‘Chat Font Scaling’ and ‘Space Between Message Groups’ are set to 16 px by default.

This zoom setting scale is in percentages, not pixels like other appearance settings.

How to Reset Zoom Level on Discord Mobile App?

To reset the zoom level on Discord Mobile App go to Main Screen > Tap on your avatar (bottom right corner) > Appearance > Reset.

The screen with the Reset zoom option can also be used to change the font scaling.

How do I Make Discord Fullscreen?

You can use the ‘Ctrl’ + ‘Shift’ + ‘F’ key combo to make discord fullscreen. This only works for the Discord desktop app.

How to Fix Discord Stuck in Fullscreen Mode?

You can use the ‘Ctrl’ + ‘Shift’ + ‘F’ key combo to leave the Discord fullscreen mode. The same key combo is used to get into or leave the fullscreen mode.

What is There a Difference Between Discord Zoom and Text Size Settings?

Discord zoom settings change the size of the entire Discord app, increasing or decreasing the size of the menus, settings, chats, profiles, icons, etc.

Text size settings only change the text size in the group or private chats, and the size of the other elements (menus, icons, etc.) remains the same.

👋 We cover more such tips and tricks in our extensive Discord guide.

Final Words on Zoom in or out on Discord

Discord appearance settings give you limited options, but If you are looking to change how your messages are displayed, you need to know about Discord text formatting using Markdown.

Keyboard shortcuts for controlling the zoom are a lifesaver when you are in the middle of doing something and accidentally change the zoom level.

These Keyboard shortcuts are easy to remember, but feel free to bookmark this page and quickly look up the shortcuts when you are in a rush.


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