How to Adjust Zoom on Discord for Better Accessibility

Whether you are using Discord on a website or mobile apps, being able to adjust the zoom level can greatly enhance your reading experience. Zooming in and out makes the text and images on the platform easier to see and interact with. In this article, we will explore different methods to zoom in and zoom out on Discord, depending on the device you are using.

Zooming In and Out on Discord Website

Most web browsers, including Chrome, offer built-in options to adjust the zoom levels of websites. Here's how you can do it on the Discord website:

  1. Open your preferred browser and go to the Discord website.
  2. Click on the three-dot menu at the top right corner of the browser.
  3. In the pop-up menu, you will find the zoom option. Click on the “+” icon to zoom in and the “-” icon to zoom out.

These changes will be applied to the Discord website and all Discord tabs immediately. However, the zoom levels for other websites you visit later will remain unchanged. Alternatively, you can also use keyboard shortcuts to adjust the zoom level:

  1. Open the Discord website on your favorite browser.
  2. Hold the Ctrl key and press the “+” icon to zoom in or the “-” icon to zoom out. The browser will display the current zoom level in a small pop-up near the address bar.

To return to the normal zoom level on Discord, simply set the zoom back to 100 percent using the same shortcuts or by clicking on the magnification glass icon in the Omni bar and selecting the Reset option.

Zooming In and Out on Discord Desktop App

Unlike the browser version, the Discord desktop app does not have keyboard shortcuts or a quick-access menu to adjust the zoom level. However, you can still configure the zoom settings from the app's settings. Here's how:

  1. Open the Discord app on your system.
  2. Click on the cog icon next to your username in the bottom left corner to open Discord settings.
  3. Select the Appearance option in the left sidebar under App Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Accessibility section and adjust the zoom settings to increase or decrease the zoom level. Set it back to 100 to restore the default zoom level.

Zooming In and Out on Discord Mobile App

If you are using the Discord mobile app on Android or iOS, you can use the native accessibility features of your smartphone to zoom in and out. However, please note that changing the zoom level will affect all installed apps on your device. If you want to adjust the zoom level only for Discord, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Discord app on your smartphone.
  2. Tap on the profile icon at the bottom bar of the app to open User Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Appearance.
  4. Adjust the Chat Font Scaling bar to change the font size and, consequently, the zoom level of the Discord app.

Zoom Settings on Discord

Once you set a specific zoom level on Discord, it will remain at that level until you change it again. This applies to all devices, including desktop, web, and mobile apps. Even if you close and reopen the app or refresh the website, the zoom settings will not revert to normal. This feature is particularly useful for those with visual impairments or difficulty reading small text.

In conclusion, adjusting the zoom level on Discord can greatly improve your accessibility and overall user experience. Whether you are using the Discord website, desktop app, or mobile app, you now have the knowledge to zoom in and out with ease. Experiment with different zoom levels to find the one that suits your needs best. Happy zooming!