How to Increase Font Size in Microsoft Teams

Written by Tanja Microsoft Office (365) / Teams

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Key Points

On your Microsoft Teams chat, type in your text message, select it and click on the 'A pencil' icon to expand the options where you'll see a toolbar at the top.

A (pencil icon) - Microsoft Teams options

  • Click on the 'aA' option and then click on 'Large' to increase the size of the text message.

Increase text option in Microsft Teams (Large)

  • Click on the arrow pointing to the right to send your message - it will be sent with the increased size automatically.

Are you interested to increase the font size in your Microsoft Teams chat? - you've landed on the right blog post.

Microsoft Teams, one of the best workspace chat and video conference applications, became one of the most used platforms in these modern times of remote working.

But, with remote working and us being glued to our computers or smart devices for hours, some issues started affecting our eyes in a bad way, resulting in various eye conditions.

This is why Microsoft developed Teams with options for us to make a large font size and not be bothered by all those tiny letters.

Stay tuned to learn how to adjust the font and display size in your Microsoft Teams chats.

How to increase font size

Once you change the size of your text message and send it, the recipient will get that message exactly how you format it.

The answer to this question is:

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams application as usual.
  2. Type in your text and select the text you want to change.

Select text in Microsoft Teams

  1. Click on the text formatting icon.

Font formating - Microsoft Teams

  1. Find an icon that looks like aA and click on it.

aA icon in Microsoft Teams

  1. Click on the text size you want.
  2. Click on the Large option to increase your selected text size (you can format a single text with several sizes - you can apply small, medium, and large text sizes to it).

Increase - Large option - Microsoft Teams

  1. After adjusting, click on the Send button (bottom).

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How to increase display size in Microsoft Teams

Quick Info: The steps given below show you how you can adjust only the size of your screen and will not affect the screen of the person you are chatting with. This means the recipient you are chatting with will see their screen based on their Teams settings.

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams application.
  2. Click on the Search icon.
  3. In the Search tab, type in ‘teams’, and click on ‘Microsoft Team from the search results.
  4. Next, click on the three horizontal dots (top right corner of your Teams window).
  5. You will see the option to increase and decrease your Team's display size.

Zoom - increase and decrease in Microsoft Teams

Can I increase the app UI Display size?

Yes! You can also increase the font display size of the Microsoft Teams desktop client so that all the menus and options appear in a larger font.

The way to do it is within the app itself > click on your profile picture and choose the Zoom option > use the slider to increase or decrease the font size.

Teams app - increase and decrease option

Another option for this is to use your keyboard shortcut.

To increase font size in Windows 10; this is done by pressing CTRL and using your mouse to scroll up - this is how the font size will increase. To decrease the font size, you only need to scroll down.

If you are using a Mac; press Command and use your mouse to scroll up to increase the text size and scroll down to decrease it.