Text Font Size in Skype IMs Is Too Small

When Skype is installed on a computer, the default font face is set to Tahoma and the size of the font is set to 8 pt. This default configuration is quite ideal for almost every Skype user with a normal eyesight and clear visibility. However there might be instances where users do not have normal eyesight and clear vision just like normal users. Users may have weak eyesight with unclear visibility which might prevent them from reading the texts that are displayed in the Skype IMs.

There might also be instances where users might prefer using their favorite font face and font size in order to get their preferred look and feel while using the application. Skype developers understand this and therefore Skype allows such users to modify the font face and the font size that is used to display the text in the IMs.

Below is the process that will guide you step-by-step about how to change the font size and the font face for Skype IMs while using the software on a laptop PC or a desktop computer.

Note: This tutorial mainly focuses on guiding you through the process of changing the font face and font size of the Skype IMs on computers only. Since Skype can also be installed on Symbian, Android, and iOS platforms, you might require to explore and find out the process of modifying the font face and font size on their corresponding devices. Such information is beyond the scope of this tutorial.

    ■Log on to the computer using correct account credentials.

    ■Ensure that Skype is successfully installed and is running flawlessly.

    ■Also make sure that the computer is connected to the active Internet connection.

    ■Sign in to your Skype account using correct Skype credentials.

    ■Once signed in, go to Tools > Options.


    ■On the opened Skype Options box, from the left pane, click to select IM & SMS category.

    ■From the expanded list, click to select IM appearance.

    ■From the right pane, click Change font button.


    ■From the opened Font box, choose the font face, font style, and font size as desired.


    ■Once done, click OK to save the settings.

    ■Back on the Skype Options box, click Save.

    ■Click Close to close the Skype Options box.

    ■Restart Skype to allow the changes to take effect.

    ■If the changes are not reflected, restart the computer and then try again.

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