Discord is a very well-designed application, and the majority of users will never encounter a serious problem while using it, especially if they use the dark theme. The dark theme is easy on the eyes, intuitive, and user-friendly.
With that said, some users can experience an issue with the font used across the entire application, Uni Sans. It is even used in Discord’s logo.
Here is how to change the Discord font.
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Changing Font Appearance
If you find Discord’s default font difficult to read, you might be disappointed to learn that there is no way to change it.
However, there are some options you use to modify it.
Simply follow the steps below:
- Open Discord and go to User Settings.
- On the left of your screen, under App Settings, click the Appearance tab.
- This will display several settings allowing you to adjust the appearance of the app. Under Chat Font Scaling, there are three sliders, which we will focus on.
Chat Font Scaling
The first slider, Chat Font Scaling, is used to increase or decrease the size of the font/text on Discord. This only applies to the text in channels, chats, messaging, etc.
By default, this slider is set at 16px, which is fine for most users. If you want a cleaner appearance, we recommend 14px.
Those that prefer or require larger text should move the slider up to 20px or even 24px. Try the different sizes for yourself and see which option works best.
Space Between Message Groups
Another option that can change the appearance of text messages is the Space Between Message Groups slider. This allows you to reduce the amount of space between different message groups.
As with the scaling slider, the default option is set to 16px, which puts significant space between group messages. If you want to fit more text on your screen, choose the 0px option.
If you prefer to see less text at once, use the rightmost option on the slider, 24px.
Unlike the previous two sliders, Zoom Level changes the appearance of Discord as a whole, not only the messages.
The slider ranges from 50 to 200, with the default set at 100. If you want to zoom in on Discord, move the slider closer to the right. If you want to zoom out from the app, move the slider to the left. Simple!
If you ever want to change the zoom level without accessing the menu, you can use the shortcuts Ctrl + +/- or Ctrl + 0 to reset to the default (100).
Use A Different Font In Messages
If you want to send messages on Discord in a different font, you won’t be able to do it within the app itself. Instead, you need to use any of the great font/text generators that are available online.
There are many more text generators online, so use whichever one works best for you.
To use a font generator, all you need to do is input your message on the website, select the style/font you want, copy it, then paste it into Discord.
Alternatively, you can use Discord’s built-in formatting options to make some other adjustments to your messages.
Discord will offer more options to customize the font and appearance of the app in the future. Until they do, this guide will help you add some flair to your messages.