How to Change Default Font Size and Style in Gmail (Default Text Style)

Having difficulty with default text style in Gmail’s compose screen? Here’s a way to change default font size, style, and type in Gmail.

When it comes to email communication, Gmail is at the top with little to no competition whatsoever. One of the main reasons for Gmail’s domination is the ease of use and feature set. Not to mention, the awesome spam filter. As good as it is, when writing or sending a new email, the default text style makes it quite hard to read. This is especially true if your eyesight is not that good. So, if the default text size in Gmail is bothering, it is quite easy to changes. Follow the below steps to change the default font size and font type in the Gmail compose window.

Change Gmail Compose Font Size and Font Type

Generally, you can change the font size and even the font type directly in the compose window. In fact, the compose screen has several rich-text controls. These controls help you customize the way text looks on the fly. The downside is that any customizations you make are temporary and are only applicable to that particular email. Since we are looking for something permanent, we need to look somewhere else.

The problem is in the sea of Gmail settings, it can be hard to find the text settings. This is especially true if you’ve never ventured into the settings page. So, just follow the below steps as is and you will be done in no time.

1. First, open the Gmail website if you haven’t already.

2. After opening the Gmail website, click on the Settings (gear) icon appearing on the top right corner and select the “Settings” option.

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3. In the Settings page, go to the “General” tab. Here, find the “Default text style” section and select the default font, and font size from the available options.

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4. Once you are done customizing, scroll all the way down and click on the “Save changes” buttons.

Unfortunately, the font settings are pretty limited. But, that should be enough for most people.

That is it. I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

2 thoughts on “How to Change Default Font Size and Style in Gmail (Default Text Style)”

  1. Avatar for Elvio Angeloni

    I followed the instructions but, regarding the last one (4. Once you are done customizing, scroll all the way down and click on the “Save changes” buttons), there is no such button. What gives?

    1. Avatar for Bashkarla

      I just checked and the “Save Changes” button is available. Make sure the page is fully loaded and you scrolled all the way down. The page is pretty long.

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