How to Make the Text Size Larger on Facebook

By Jeff Grundy

In December 2010 and February 2011, Facebook made some radical changes to the layout of the site and the appearance of your personal profile page. One of the most-talked-about changes was the reduction in font size for messages and link text from an 11-point to a 9-point font. Although a small number of browser plug-ins exist to make Facebook text larger, they can be hard to configure and don't work with all browsers. Nevertheless, virtually all browsers allow you to enlarge text on Facebook -- or any other website -- with a couple of keystrokes and without downloading extra software.

Step 1

Go to the homepage. Log in with your username and password.

Step 2

Scroll to a wall post that you want to read. Alternatively, click the "dual-folders" icon to view your personal messages.

Step 3

Press and hold the "Ctrl" key. Tap the "+" key a couple of time to enlarge the text in your browser screen. As you tap the "+" key, the text font grows in size. The more time you press the "+" key, the larger the font becomes.

Step 4

Reduce the size of the text font by first pressing and holding the "Ctrl" key, then tapping the "-" key until the text size returns to normal.

Tips & Warnings

  • This technique works in all major Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, SeaMonkey, Avant, Maximus and others.