Change the size of the map and text

Zoom in to the map to see roads and landscapes better. You can also make the map easier to see and read by making the map and text bigger.

Zoom in and out of the map

Zoom just within the map without changing text size. Use the zoom in and zoom out buttons in the bottom right corner of the map or use your mouse. To zoom faster, hold down the control (Mac OS) or CTRL (Windows) key as you zoom in and out with your mouse.

You can also double click to zoom in, or use your mouse scroll or trackpad to zoom in and out.

Change the map and text size

You can make the text and map larger or smaller.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Press the following keys:
    • Mac OS: Press  + zoom in to make it bigger or ⌘ + zoom out to make it smaller.
    • Windows: Press CTRL + zoom in to make it bigger or CTRL + zoom out to make it smaller.

Here are examples of larger and smaller map and text:



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