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What Font Does Zoom Use? 3 Surprising Facts (2022)

What Font Does Zoom

You become curious about Zoom and its fonts.

So now, you can’t help but compare it with other apps…

“If Facebook can customize its font, can Zoom do it too? 

Well, I have answers for that.

Keep reading to discover:

  • 3 surprising facts about the Zoom font.
  • 3 simple ways to change the Zoom font.
  • How to change the font and format in Zoom using its newest feature.
  • And many more…

What font does Zoom use?

The font that Zoom uses is called Lato, while the zoom logo is based on the Kaleko 205 font. They’re known for their readability and attractiveness. Plus, they both belong to the Sans-serif font family. Moreover, Zoom has a tool where you can format its default font.


Zoom fonts – 3 surprising facts


#1: Zoom uses a default font called Lato 

The standard typeface of Zoom is called Lato.

In fact, it belongs to the Sans-serif font family.

And if you’re familiar with fonts, the style is quite similar to many, including:

  • Arimo.
  • PT Sans.
  • Raleway.
  • Montserrat.
  • Open Sans.
  • Today Sans.
  • Source Sans Pro.
  • Oxygen typeface.

Moreover, many love the Lato font because of its energetic and low-contrast tone.

#2: The Zoom logo was based on the Kaleko 205 font

Did you know?

The Zoom appearance has remained unchanged since the year 2011.

Others may see its logo as plain and boring…

But it has a meaning that many don’t know.

The creators were inspired by the classic geometric Kaleko 205 font…

Which belongs to the Sans-serif font family as well.

Notice the letters z and m in the logo…

Once you look closer, these letters seem like they’re submerged in the water.

Sounds pretty cool, right?

Also, the Kaleko 205 font conveys three meanings:

  • Balance.
  • Dynamism.
  • Readability.

#3: Zoom annotation tools can customize the default font

If you want to make the Zoom Lato font more attractive…

You can do this using Zoom’s Annotation tool.

It’s easily accessible. But first, you need to enable it in the Zoom settings:

  1. Log in with your account to Zoom web or Zoom app.
  2. Select Account management.
  3. Choose Account settings.
  4. Click In Meeting (Basic) and turn on Annotation.

So, to start using the Annotations while screen sharing:

  1. Click Annotate to display the annotation controls.
  2. Check if the tools appear on your screen.

With this, you can draw shapes and format the size and color of the font.

Here’s a simple Zoom guide on how to navigate all the tools.

Read more: Can Teachers See Your Screen on Zoom? (How to Find Out)


Can you change the Zoom font?


You can change the Zoom font by going to the accessibility setting. If you want to adjust the font in Zoom, you can either increase or decrease the text and chat display size. Furthermore, you can customize your name font in Zoom through font-generating sites.

#1: Increase caption size

Do you have difficulty reading small texts?

No worries. 

You can make the font size bigger in Zoom. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your computer.
  2. Go to the upper right side of the screen.
  3. Click the Settings icon below your profile picture.
  4. Select Accessibility in the left sidebar.
  5. Adjust the size of the closed captions to normal, medium, or large.

#2: Adjust chat display size

If you want the chat display size changed…

Then I got you.

You can choose the text size you prefer by following these steps:

  1. Open the Zoom app on your computer.
  2. Go to the upper right side of the screen.
  3. Click the Settings icon below your profile picture.
  4. Select Accessibility in the left sidebar.
  5. Click on the drop-down provided and adjust the chat display from 80% up to 200%.

Furthermore, here’s a shortcut for Windows users:

  •  Press CTRL+ to increase chat display.
  • To decrease it, press CTRL -.

For Mac users, the shortcut is to press Command + and Command -.

Note: These settings aren’t available on the Zoom mobile app. 

You can also watch a quick video here on how to increase the chat display size:

#3: Change your font name in style

As you enter the Zoom room…

You notice one participant with a stylized name.

“Wow, that’s cool!

How can I do that?”

Well, good thing you’re here. 

I’ll show you how to do it with the steps below:

  1. Open your Internet browser.
  2. Go to www.Google.com.
  3. On the search bar, type text generator.
  4. Click the first item that appears in the Google search.
  5. You should be directed to a site called Fancy Text Generator.

Next, these are the things to do to stylize your name font:

  1. Type your name on the white box that says, “Normal text goes here”.
  2. Wait for the text to generate various fonts on the next box.
  3. Copy the font style that you want.

Now, to use the font in the Zoom app:

  1. Open the Zoom App on your desktop.
  2. Click Join Meeting.
  3. On the name bar, delete your name and paste the copied new font.

“What if I’m already inside the meeting?”

Here’s how to change the font of your name if your Zoom meeting has started:

  1. Go to the bottom of the screen.
  2. Click the down arrow beside the share screen button.
  3. From the menu, select rename.
  4. Paste the new font on the bar.
  5. Click Ok to confirm.

Changing the font in Zoom Whiteboard (A new feature)

Aside from screen sharing, Zoom has a new way to collaborate with users.

This exciting feature is called the Whiteboard.

It’s a virtual drawing board where everyone can contribute and write their ideas.

And what’s better…

You can also customize the font size, color, and style.

Plus, it’s easy to navigate. Here are the steps:

On A Zoom Meeting

On a  Zoom Meeting

  1. Open the Zoom app on your computer.
  2. Click Start a meeting.
  3. Choose Whiteboard on the meeting controls.
  4. Select New Whiteboard.
  5. Click the arrow next to All Participants can edit to choose what participants can do.
  6. Choose Open and Collaborate.

On the Zoom desktop client

  1. Open the Zoom app on your computer.
  2. Log in with your account details.
  3. Click the Whiteboards button in the upper right corner.
  4. Choose +New to create.

On the Zoom web portal

  1. On the search bar of your browser, go to www.zoom.com.
  2. Sign in with your Zoom account.
  3. At the top, click on Whiteboards.
  4. Choose +New in the upper right portion to create a new whiteboard.

Now that you have created a Whiteboard for your meeting, you can now share it with others.

Here’s how to send the Whiteboard to other users:

  1. Go to the top right and click the Share button.
  2. Type the email addresses of the users that you want access to.
  3. Or, you can choose Copy Link and share this link with others in the chat box.

Furthermore, here’s how to change the font on the Whiteboard:

  1. Go to the left side of the screen.
  2. Select the text or T tool.
  3. Click on the Whiteboard and type your text.
  4. To change color, click on the text and select color from the color palette.
  5. Increase the text size by choosing a text size from the size bar.