Change zoom level

You can make the map easier to see and read by changing the zoom level. To change the size of the map including the text, follow the instructions below to change your operating system's zoom level.

Note: Google Maps works best at your operating system’s normal, or default, zoom level.

You can also zoom just within the map without changing text size. Use the and buttons in the bottom right corner of the map.

Here are two examples:

Zoomed out Zoomed in

Change your zoom level

You can make the text and map larger or smaller.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Press the following depending on your operating system:
    • Mac OS: Press Command () + (+) or Command (⌘) + (-).
    • Windows: Hold CTRL and scroll.

Reset your zoom level

If the map and text are zoomed in or out, here’s how to reset the zoom level to default:

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Press the following depending on your operating system:
    • Mac OS: Press Command ()+0.
    • Windows: Press Control+0.