How to Enable Force Zoom for Mobile site in Chrome Android?

Learn how to enable force zooming on mobile sites that do not allow pinch-zoom in Chrome Android. The zooming option magnifies the site to view small elements.

If you’ve ever visited a website that has a small text which is hard to read.  We often pinch-zoom to magnify the screen layout. But, few prominent mobile sites do not allow and restrict zooming text or pictures while using a mobile browser.

Take for example facebook website when you launch in chrome browser instead of the native app. Facebook basically restricts the screen zooming. Making the text or picture difficult to view clearly. This even happens on the Twitter mobile site.

Related: How to Enable Force Zoom in Chrome Computer?

In order to override the restriction on website zoom, we can enable the force zoom option available in Chrome Android. You can just touch-pinch to zoom on any website after enabling the force zoom feature.

How to Enable Force Zoom on Chrome Android?

The force zoom typically overrides the website’s settings to block zooming, hence allowing the screen to zoom or magnify on every mobile site.

Here are the steps to enable force zooming in Chrome Android:

  1. Launch Google Chrome for Android.
  2. Tap on vertical 3dots icon menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and tap on the Accessibility tab.
  5. Mark the checkbox against the Enable force zoom option.
  6. Reload the website that you need to pinch ZOOM.

Force enable zoom accessibility chrome android

That’s it. You will now be allowed to zoom the websites that didn’t allow to zoom earlier in Chrome Android.

Few famous sites that do not allow Force zoom are, Facebook.com, Twitter, Instagram. If you enable force zoom then you will be able to zoom on these sites.

Video on Force Zoom in Chrome Android

In this video tutorial, we are going to enable force zooming on the mobile sites that do not allow zooming on pinching the screen.

How to Enable Force Zoom for Mobile site in Chrome Android?

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Bottom Line — Chrome Android Force Zoom

The force zoom is quite a useful accessibility feature available in chrome android. Especially for the people who as visually impaired or have difficultly in reading small text.

If you do not want to enable the force zoom option, then you can alternatively enable the desktop site view option in chrome android. This will load the website in full-screen desktop format and also allow zooming without the force zoom being enabled.

Similarly, you can also zoom in or out on the chrome computer browser using the built-in option. You can also use the keyboard shortcut on google chrome for the computer.

Do you like the force zoom option on your smartphone chrome browser?

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

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2 Responses

  1. Benjamin Cooper says:

    Unfortunately, this method does not work with Android 5.0.1.
    From which version on is this possible and is it possible to upgrade a Lenova_YOGA Tablet 2 Pro-1380F to a higher Android version?

    • Kushal Azza says:

      Hi Benjamin, do you have the latest version of Google Chrome? You need to update the Chrome App from Google Playstore. Perhaps you have the older Android OS 5.0.1 which might be a little older for Chrome support.

      As far as upgrading the device is considered, you can check for the Android Open Source Project for available your device. Something like LineageOS, POSP, etc.

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