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Zoom in and out of websites on Firefox for Android

You can easily zoom into a web page to get a closer look. This article covers the different methods and options for zooming.

How does double-tapping work?

To make Firefox zoom into a section on a web page, just double-tap the area you'd like to see. Double-tap again to zoom out.

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How does pinch to zoom work?

You can also zoom into a page by using pinch gestures.

Text will not be reformatted when you use pinch to zoom.

To zoom in:

  • Just place two finger tips on the screen and move them away from each other.

To zoom out:

  • Use a pinch gesture (move your finger tips closer together).
Tip: If you've zoomed way in with the pinch gesture, double tap, then double tap again to return your view to normal.

Go ahead, give your device a little pinch. We won't look!

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See /forums/knowledge-base-articles/705308 for related discussions about this article.

The search results summary talks about "options for zooming". I understand it the same as "zoom-settings" but i dont see anything about this in the article.

I think "pinch gesture" should be better explained in this article.

Seems like pinch gesture is when you move your fingerne closer together but what is it then called when moving them apart.

I think the part with the how to zoom should be like this: ---

To zoom in:

   Place two finger tips on the screen and move them away from each other.

To zoom out:

   Place two finger tips on the screen and move them closer to each other.

---

And then the explanation about what "pinch gesture" should be in another part of the article like:

"pinch gesture is when you how to finger tips on the screen and move them closer to each other."

Or something like that.

How about changing the title to ‘Zoom in and out of webpages on Firefox for Android’?

This, of course, because all articles containing ‘mobile’ should have been renamed to ones containing Android IIRC.

Also note that, in general, there is a clear and huge difference between (web) sites and (web) pages - a site is a colllection / group of multiple pages -, hence we always make bookmarks for pages, not sites, and we zoom in and out of pages as well (as in other article titles).