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Discord: How to Make Font Size Bigger — In-depth Tutorial

Discord: How to Make Font Size Bigger — In-depth Tutorial

Discord is a great app, but when the screen gets filled with text it can be hard to read. One solution is to make the font size larger. 

Changing the font size can help you to enlarge text when it’s hard to read or make it smaller when you’re looking for a specific post. 

There is evidence to suggest that trying to focus on fonts that are too small can have a negative impact on your wellbeing. It can lead to eyestrain and headaches.

That’s why knowing how to adjust the font size in any app you regularly use is useful information.

Once you know how to do it you’ll realize that it’s quick and easy to change the font size whenever you need to.


How to Change the Font Size in Discord?

If you are in the discord app, either on a desktop or on an android phone, you can change the font size using the appearance settings in the user setting tab. If you are on a desktop you open the user settings menu by clicking on the cog in the bottom left corner. On a phone you find the user settings tab by selecting your profile image. You find this at the bottom right of the menu tab. If you are in a browser you can change the zoom level in the browser to make the font appear larger.

Changing Font Size in Discord on a Desktop

You have two option for using Discord on you PC and the one you are using will affect how you change the font size. 

In The Discord App

To change the font size in the discord app you first need to go to the user settings. You do this by clicking on the cog in the bottom left of the screen.

In the user settings menu, you then select the Appearance tab, under App Settings. You may need to scroll down to find the slider bars you need.

There are two different sliders you can use which work in slightly different ways to change the font size.

Option One – Font Size

Changing the position of this slider allows you to simply alter the size of the font. You can see a preview of the change in the top box on this page.


Option Two – Zoom Level

Changing the position of this slider, changes the size of everything in the app. It makes the windows larger as well as the text inside them.

For comparison, this is zoom level 100 next to zoom level 175.

If you ever want to return to the default setting you can just return the sliders to the positions marked with green numbers.

When using Discord in a browser

If you are using discord in your browser then you won’t be able to change the size of the font using settings within Discord. Instead, you need to use the settings in your browser.

For most browsers, the setting can be found by clicking on the symbol of three dots in the top right corner. Inside this menu, you will find a zoom option.

If you use a Mac you can change the zoom level using the menu ribbon. The options are in the View drop-down menu.


How to change the Discord Font Size on Mobile Devices

If you are using the Discord app on your phone the interface is a little different to on a PC. However, the same basic steps will allow you to change the font size.



When you first open your app you may not be on the menu screen. To get there you will need to tap on the three horizontal lines in the top left corner.

When you open the menu screen you will see a row of symbols at the bottom of the screen, To open the user settings select the one on the far right. It will look like your profile image.

Once in the user setting menu, you will need to scroll down to find the app settings section. In this section, there is a tab labelled Appearance. This is the one you want to select.

In this menu, you will see a slider labelled Chat Font Scaling. Moving the position of this slider will change the size of your font. You may have to wait a couple of seconds for it to take effect.

By changing the position of this slider you can alter the size of your font.



Unfortunately, if you are using an iPhone the font scaling options don’t work. If you want to change the font size on your iPhone or iPad you will need to use the device settings.

However, this will change the size of all the applications on your device, not just Discord.


Frequently Asked Questions About Discord and Font Appearance


Can I Change the Font in Discord?

Discord does not directly support different fonts on each server. If you want to write a message in a different font you will need to use an external website.

You can type your message into the website and it will ‘translate’ it for you into a block you paste into discord. This can be a good option for creating a special nickname on a server.


How Do I Underline, Bold and Italicise in Discord?

Adding formatting to your text in discord can help you to make your message stand out. However, it’s not done by clicking a button like in word processors. 

You have to enclose the text you want to format in special characters. Eg. 


__underline__ (two underscores)



There are more but these are the most commonly used options.