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.

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

For example: when you launch a Facebook website in the chrome browser instead of the native app. Facebook restricts screen zooming which makes the texts or pictures difficult to view clearly.

This happens on the Twitter mobile site as well. I have been facing this issue whenever I logged in to Twitter on my chrome browser. It made reading and browsing extremely difficult.

Related: How to Enable Force Zoom in Chrome Computer?

To override the restriction on website zoom, we can enable the zoom chrome android. You can just touch-pinch to zoom in chrome on any website after enabling the force zoom feature.

How to Enable Force Zoom on Chrome Android?

The force chrome zoom android typically overrides the website’s settings to block zooming. Hence, it enables 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 the menu for options.
  3. Select the Settings from the list of options.
  4. Scroll down and tap on the Accessibility tab.
  5. Mark the check box 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 use the zoom chrome android on 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 and accessible feature available in chrome android. Especially for the people who are visually impaired or have difficultly reading small text.

After I started using zoom chrome android, I could smoothly browse through Twitter on the browser without any problems. It caused no strain on my eyes now and make the whole reading process very easy and convenient.

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 zoom chrome android option on your smartphone? Why do you use force zoom on your mobile?

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

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Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
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4 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?

    • Editor Staff 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.

  2. JManiVardhan says:

    My marks

  3. baxi24 says:

    I don’t remember if that was in Chrome but Chrome-engine browser hid an URL address after I had zoomed in and scrolled a site. Currently, when I look at zoomed in image, the stupid URL address eats a little space. Cheers 🙂

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