Skype has zoom now! 🥳

21/12/2021 | Skype Blogs | Zoom-in feature


It has happened to the best of us.

You're in a call and someone shares their screen to show you something. Everyone else is nodding along, but you're squinting at your computer screen trying to read the tiny text they are referencing. It's just too small! 🧐

With Skype's easy zoom in feature, you don't have to miss out. 💃

Skype call screensharing and zooming in on screen with on-screen controls.

You can quickly zoom in with your mouse or with the handy controls on the screen. That way, you can always adjust the shared screen to exactly the size you need.

Get a closer look at a shared screen at any time, so you never miss a detail. 

Plus, you'll never have to interrupt the call to use this feature! You can zoom in at any time without disturbing the meeting, and no one else on the call will even know you're doing it.

Showcase of on-screen controls for Zoom-in feature

How to Use the Zoom-In Function

Zooming in with Skype is a cinch! We designed it to work in multiple ways, to help ensure this feature is accessible for all our users.

Here's all the different ways you can use the Zoom-In function:

Press CTRL (on Windows) or Command (on Mac) and scroll with your mouse (⌨️ + 🖱)

Or, you can use the touchpad to zoom in (no keyboard needed)

Or, you can also zoom in with the controls you see on your screen

Zooming in on shared screen with Keyboard and mouse scroll

This feature improves screen sharing and lets you see every last detail of the important documents and files your co-workers and clients share with you.

Give it a try during your next Skype meeting!