Change the font in your instant messages

To change the font, style, size or color for a specific IM you are writing:

  • Type your message, highlight any text you want to change, click the Font button Screen shot of change font icon on IM text field in the IM text area, and then make your selections for font color, font type, and font size in the Font window.

Screenshot of change font dialog box

To change the default font details for all the IMs you send:

  • From the Skype for Business (Lync) main window, click the Options button Options tool button , click General, then click Change Font.

    'Screenshot of section of Lync General Options window with Change font button selected'

    Select a default font color, font type, and font size. Then click OK. These selections will apply only to IM messages you send, not to those you receive.


To change the default font details for incoming IMs as well (to improve their legibility, for example):

  • From the Skype for Business (Lync) main window, click the Options button Options tool button , click General, click Change Font, and then select a color, font type, and font size. Then select the Apply settings to incoming messages check box, and then click OK.

    'Screenshot of section of change font window with Apply settings to incoming messages selected'

    Tip:  You can also increase the text size of any IM you are reading or writing. In the lower-right corner of the IM window, select the More button ( More button ), then select IM text display size and choose a magnification level.

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