Change the spacing of your chat messages in Teams

Depending on your monitor size and viewing preference, you might want to change the amount of spacing that appears in chat messages. Whether you want to optimize to see more text at once or read less text at a more comfortable level, Teams lets you customize the chat density to suit your needs.

Show more text in compact mode

By default, chat density is set to comfy mode, but if you'd like to see more text you can change this in your settings.

  1. From the upper-right area of your screen, select Settings and more  Teams more icon  > Settings General.

  2. Under Chat density, select Compact.

    select compact mode for chats

You'll now see more of the chat and a wider box where you type messages. 

chat compact mode view

Show more space in comfy mode

If you'd like to switch back to comfy mode, simply follow the steps below:

  1. From the upper-right area of your screen, select Settings and more  Teams more iconSettings General.

  2. Under Chat density, select Comfy.

    select comfy mode for chats

You'll now see more space in and between your messages.

chat comfy mode view

Want to learn more? See First things to know about chats.

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