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How to Enable Force Zoom in Edge Android for Accessibility

Learn how to enable forced zooming in the Microsoft Edge for Android. The zooming allows the mobile screen pinching action which is blocked by webmasters.

Few websites restrict you to zoom-in the mobile small screen or site layout. However, there is an accessibility feature in the Edge browser for Android where you can enable Force zoom, which allows you to zoom the screen, even if it is restricted. If needed, you can also increase the text size and set it to any large default.

Enable Page Zoom In and Out on Edge browser

If you access websites like Facebook, Twitter, etc., and try to zoom the screen, you won’t be to zoom in. These websites restrict screen zooming in a mobile browser and often block zooming in the content. However, a browser like Microsoft Edge for Android has a built-in accessibility option to override this zooming block.

With force Zoom, the mobile site that does not allow Zoom will also accept zooming. For example, if you want to magnify images in Facebook feeds, you can’t unless you enable the force zoom option.

Once the option is enabled, you will no longer be blocked by site settings to zoom the screen.

Enable Force Zoom

When the screen font or the picture is tiny, we often try to zoom in for a better view. But what if the websites try to block this zooming feature? The good news is we can enable force zooming by using Zoom for Microsoft Edge.

Here are quick steps to enable forced zooming:

  1. Launch the Edge app for Android.
  2. Tap on the More horizontal 3dots icon menu for options
  3. Select the Settings menu from the options list.
  4. Scroll down to the Accessibility option, and tap on it.
  5. Enable the checkbox against the Force Zoom option.
    Enable Force zoom in Microsoft Edge for Android

The website will now allow zooming on the screen, which was blocked earlier.

Bottom Line

The force zoom will enable the zooming feature within the website that is blocked by website webmasters.

Screen zooming has been a basic accessibility available on all the major browsers on mobile. Zoom on Microsoft Edge can help you read more small texts and images properly.

Similarly, you can also zoom a page in the Edge computer browser. It will magnify the screen elements and text within the page, just like on mobile.

How often do you use the edge force zoom? What do you think about this feature? Which is the most recent site have you used this feature?

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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