Discord has become very popular in the gaming community in a very short period of time.
We can credit this popularity to its user-friendly interface and easy-to-set-up personal servers option.
And although we don’t usually hear complaints about the app’s interface, there are still ways to get the most out of the experience.
Today we’ll be talking about the Discord text size and how you can adjust it to get the optimal experience.
Research has proven that concentrating on smaller-sized text for longer periods of time can lead to eye strain, discomfort, headaches, and ultimately, weaker eyesight.
We understand everyone has different usage patterns. Some use Discord on their mobiles and tablets, while some on their laptops and/or PCs.
All of these devices have very different resolutions, screen sizes, and different display settings, which sometimes makes the font size difficult to read in some cases.
If you’re one of them or if you generally prefer bigger text, this article is for you.
So what can we do about it? Well, luckily for us, the font size in Discord can be easily adjusted to make it more prominent and readable.
In this article, we’ll walk you through changing the text/font size on discord, regardless of whether you’re using the discord app on a Windows PC, a MAC, an android device, or an iOS device.
We will start with a quick overview on how to actually make the text bigger on each of these devices (if option available) and then provide an in-depth tutorial for each of these devices including screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
How To Make Text Bigger in Discord Mac Desktop App
To make text bigger in the Discord Mac Desktop App, click on “User Settings” in the lower-left corner of the screen. Then click on Appearance. In the appearance panel, make the text bigger by adjusting the chat font scaling fader.
How To Make Text Bigger in Discord PC App
To make text bigger in the Discord PC Desktop App, click on “User Settings” in the lower-left corner of the screen. Then click on Appearance. In the appearance panel, make the text bigger by adjusting the chat font scaling fader.
How To Make Text Bigger in Discord Android
To make text bigger on Discord Android, tap on “User settings” in the lower-right corner of the screen, then scroll down and go into “Appearance.”Now, adjust the text size by adjusting the chat font scale fader accordingly.
How To Make Text Bigger in Discord iOS iPhone
Unfortunately, it is not possible to increase the Discord chat font size on Discord iOs iPhone. At this current moment, the chat font scaling option is only available on Android devices.
Step-By-Step Guide for Increasing the Discord Text Size on Different Platforms
Make Discord text bigger on Windows/MAC
If you’ve downloaded the Discord App on your Windows/MAC PC, then adjusting the font size in Discord is very easy. The process for making text bigger on Windows/Mac Desktop app is actually the same. Here’s how you do it.
1. Open up the application and log in to your account.
2. After logging in, go to the “User settings” menu as shown in the photo below.
3. Next, you’ll need to navigate down to the “App Settings” section, where you’ll have a bunch of different options. Click on “Appearance” as shown in the image below.
4. A new section will appear on the right side of your Discord App. Navigate down to the “Chat Font Scaling” section.
5. Here, you’ll see a slider bar with different font sizes above the slider bar including 12px, 14px, 15px, 16px, 20px and 24px as shown in the picture below.
6. Slide to whichever option you desire so that you’re more comfortable reading the text. Keep an eye out on the top section that will preview the font size as you slide the bar to adjust.
P.S: The Default settings are highlighted in green in case you ever want to switch back to default.
Make Discord Text Bigger on Android Devices
If you own an Android device, this is for you! Read on.
1. Launch the Discord app on your respective device.
2. Next, log in to your account with your account details (or if you are already logged in, skip to the next step)
3. After you have entered your details and finished logging in to your account, the next step is to tap on the three vertical menu lines on your device as shown in the picture down below.
4. Now, you’ll see a list of Discord servers that you’re currently in (or if you’re not in any server, it will just show a plus “+” icon which can be used to join a server or create your own server).
5. Next, navigate to the bottom right of the Discord application and click on your avatar or profile picture, as shown in the picture down below.
6. This will take you to the user settings. The next step is to navigate down to the “App Settings” section, where you’ll see multiple options.
7. Click on the “Appearance” option to open up appearance customizations for discord.
8. Next, navigate to “Chat Font scaling” in the appearance settings you just opened. Similar to Windows/MAC, you’ll have a slider bar to set your font size.
Slide the bar to whichever percentage you want your font size to increase to, as shown in the screenshot down below.
Make text bigger on Discord iOS/iPhone
Unfortunately, it is not possible to make text bigger on Discord iOS iPhone. At least not by using a certain option or feature within Discord.
However, you might be able to increase the overall size of your applications (and text within that) by adjusting general iOS settings. But Discord does not offer this option.
Increasing Font Size on Discord Web (Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Edge/Opera)
If you have opted to use Discord on your favorite MAC/PC browser, rather than downloading the app, you can use the following step to increase the font size on Discord.
1. After logging into your account, navigate to the user settings by clicking the “wrench” icon on the bottom of your Discord Web Application as shown in the picture down below.
2. This will open up Discord settings. Navigate down to the “App settings” section and click on Appearance.
Next, navigate down to the chat font scaling slider bar, where you can slide it to whichever font size you want to (be it 12px, 14px, 16px, 20px or 24px).
Keep an eye out on the top section that will preview the font size as you slide the bar to adjust. And again, the Default settings are highlighted in green in case you ever want to switch back to default.
Other features in the Appearance section to optimize your visual experience on Discord
Space between message groups
On your discord application, regardless of whether you’re using it on a MAC or a Windows PC, you have the option of space scaling between message groups.
What this option does is creates a neat and even space between each message group when you increase the slider to a higher px value.
Another feature of the Discord application is the adjustable zoom level.
What is the zoom level? It basically zooms in the application as you slide the slider towards the right, i.e, to a higher value.
By default, the value’s set at 100. You can choose to zoom in or out by sliding between the given values.
P.S: The Default settings are highlighted in green as well in case you ever want to switch back to default.
Unfortunately, the “Zoom Level” and “Space between message groups” options are not available if you’re using the application on a mobile device (iOS/Android).
But the font scaling option is still very much available and is usually adequate for better visibility on Discord on a mobile device.
Discord Web (Chrome/Firefox/Edge/Opera/Safari)
Now, if we talk about the Appearance section on the Discord Web Application, we do have the following other options available: Chat Font Scaling, Space between message groups.
You just have to adjust them according to your preference in the appearance section of your settings.
Use the same steps as mentioned in the sections above and enhance your Discord experience!
In fact, zooming in/out can also be done but you would need to use the zoom function of your browser to do so, as the Discord Zoom function is only available in the Desktop App (PC & MAC).
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