Staring at glowing screens for hours has become the everyday norm of modern life, but it’s not the best habit for our eyesight. Aside from inducing a general feeling of depressed boredom, prolonged Doomscrolling through Twitter can also cause dry eyes and eyestrain(opens in a new tab)which can later lead to headaches and blurred vision.
That’s bad enough, but it can be even worse if you have to squint at your screen. People with low vision or other vision problems may have difficulty using Twitter’s default font size, preferring larger text that’s easier to read. Luckily, Twitter allows users to adjust text size both on desktop and in the app, so you can adjust the display to suit your needs.
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How to change text size on Twitter:
If you are on the desktop, click “More…” in the navigation bar on the left to see more options. If you’re on mobile, open the navigation bar by tapping your profile picture in the top left corner.
From the navigation bar, click or tap Settings & Support to expand the menu.
From the expanded navigation bar, click or tap Settings & Privacy.
Click or tap on “Accessibility, Display & Languages” which will be the penultimate option on the list.
Click Display if you’re on desktop, or tap Display and Sound if you’re on mobile.
Under Display, drag the slider to the left to make Twitter’s font smaller, or to the right to make it larger.
Twitter offers five different text sizes on desktop.
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A sample tweet will appear above the font slider so you can preview your changes, which will help you choose the size that works best for you. Twitter offers four different text sizes on mobile and five on desktop, giving you a few options and making changes take effect immediately.