How to Change Facebook's Font Size

By Andrew McClain

In a 2010 update, Facebook made its page font smaller. While the layout is still clean and somewhat easy to read, the smaller font size can give you a headache after a while. Unfortunately, Facebook itself does not offer a mechanism to change font sizes, but your browser does. Most of the major browsers let you zoom in and out on a page, meaning that you do have some control over the size of the fonts on the page.

Firefox

Step 1

Open Facebook.

Step 2

Select "View," "Zoom," and then "Zoom In" from the main menu to make the page appear larger.

Step 3

Select "View," "Zoom," "Zoom Out" from the main menu to make the page appear smaller.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Facebook.

Step 2

Select "Page," "Zoom," "Zoom In" to make the page larger. You can also click the "Zoom" menu in the bottom right of the page to see zoom options.

Step 3

Select "Page," "Zoom," "Zoom Out" to make the page smaller. You can also click the "Zoom" menu in the bottom right of the page to see zoom options.

Step 4

Select "Page," "Zoom," and a percentage to set the page to a particular size. You can also click the "Zoom" menu in the bottom right of the page to see zoom options.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also use your keyboard to zoom in or out. On a Mac, press "Cmd-+" to zoom in, or "Cmd- ("Cmd" and the "minus" sign) to zoom out. On the PC, press "Ctrl-+" to zoom in and "Ctrl-" (Ctrl" and the "minus" sign) to zoom out.