Overall, Discord is a well-designed application, and most users have no problems using it, especially when using the dark theme. It’s easy on the eyes, intuitive, and user-friendly.
That aside, some people can experience an issue with the font used across the entire application – Uni Sans. It is even used in the logo.
Here is how to change the Discord font.
Changing Font Appearance
If you don’t find this basic font readable, you may be disappointed to hear that there is no way to change it. But, there are some things you can do to modify it.
Just follow these steps below:
- Open Discord and go to User Settings.
- On the left of your screen, under App Settings, click the Appearance tab.
- This will open up several settings allowing you to adjust the appearance of the app. Under Chat Font Scaling, you will see three different sliders, which we will focus on.
Chat Font Scaling
The first slider, Chat Font Scaling is used to reduce or increase the size of the font/text on Discord. Keep in mind, this only applies to the text in channels, chats, messaging, etc.
By default, this slider is adjusted to 16px which is fine for most people, but if you want a cleaner look we recommend 14px.
Those that favor larger text should push the slider up to 20px or even 24px. Try it out for yourself and see what works best for you.
Space Between Message Groups
Another useful option that can change the appearance of the text messages is the Space Between Message Groups slider. This allows you to reduce the spacing between different message groups.
Like the scaling slider, the default option is set to 16px, which puts considerable space between group messages. If you want more text on your screen, go for the 0px option. If you prefer less text per screen, use the right-most option on the slider – 24px.
Unlike the previous two sliders we covered, Zoom Level changes the entire appearance of Discord, not just the messages.
The slider ranges from 50 to 200, with the default set at 100. So, if you want to zoom into Discord, push the slider closer to the right, and if you want to zoom out of the app, push the slider to the left. Simple!
If you ever want to change the zoom level immediately, you can use the shortcut Ctrl +/- and Ctrl + 0 to reset the value to defaults (100).
Use A Different Font In Messages
If you’d like to send messages on Discord with a different font, you won’t be able to do that within the app itself. Instead, you can use any of the great font/text generators that can be found online. Here are examples of the ones we tested: FontSpace, FancyTextGenerator, ExoticFonts.
There are many of them out there, so see which one works best for you.
To use a font generator, all you have to do is input your message on the website, select the style/font you want, copy it, and paste it into Discord.
Alternatively, you can use Discord’s built-in formatting options to send cool messages.
We seriously hope that Discord will open up more options to customize the font and appearance of the app in the future. Until then, you can use this handy article as a guide.