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Enable Force Zoom in Google Chrome browser on Android

Few sites restrict pinch zooming on small screen devices like mobile phones, mainly social media sites.

However, the Chrome browser has an accessibility feature known as Force Zoom that overrides the restriction and allows pinch zooming in. The option to configure it is available under the Accessibility settings menu.

In this guide, I have shared the video tutorial and written instructions about:

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How to Enable Force Zoom for All Sites in Chrome on Android

Enable Force Page Zooming in Chrome app

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

  1. Launch Google Chrome for Android.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and select Settings from the list of options.
  3. Scroll down and tap on the Accessibility tab.
  4. Mark the check box against the Force enable zoom option.
    Force enable zoom accessibility chrome android
  5. Reload the website that you need to pinch ZOOM.

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

A few famous sites that do not allow Force Zoom are:, Twitter, and Instagram. If you enable force zoom, then you will be able to zoom on these sites.

Bottom Line

Force zoom is quite a valuable and accessible feature in Chrome Android, especially for visually impaired people with difficulty reading small text.

If you do not want to enable the force zoom option, you can alternatively enable the desktop site view option. It will load the website in full-screen desktop format and allow zooming without enabling force zoom.

Similarly, you can set Default Page Zoom in Chrome browser on the Computer.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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