How To Set Default Zoom In Google Sheets

Managing your data in Google Sheets is a common task for many professionals and students. However, sometimes the default view could be either too small to read or too large, making your view of the dataset inconvenient. Fortunately, Google Sheets allows you to adjust the zoom level to suit your preference, and while you can’t directly set a default zoom level, there is a workaround to achieve this. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps required.

Setting Zoom Level In A Google Sheet

To adjust the zoom level on a specific Google Sheet, follow the steps below:

  1. Open your Google Sheets document.
  2. Click on the View option in the top menu bar.
  3. Hover over Zoom.
  4. Select your desired zoom level from the side menu that appears (you can choose from 50%, 75%, 100%, 125%, 150%, or 200%, or click on Fit to width to fit the sheet to the width of your screen).

Set A Default Zoom Level – Workaround

Unfortunately, Google Sheets does not offer a built-in feature to set the default zoom level across all your sheets. However, there’s a simple workaround you can employ using Google Chrome’s zoom level settings.

  1. Open Google Chrome (ensure it is updated to the latest version).
  2. Navigate to Google Sheets and open any sheet.
  3. On the top right, click the Customize and control Google Chrome button (the three vertical dots).
  4. Hover over Zoom.
  5. Use the or the + to adjust the zoom to your preferred level. This will now be the default zoom level for all web pages opened in Google Chrome, including Google Sheets.

Note: This method affects all websites viewed in Google Chrome. If you want a different zoom level for a particular website, you could manually adjust the zoom level whenever you visit that website.


Efficiently navigating Google Sheets is essential for productivity. Even though Google Sheets does not directly let us change the default zoom, using the Google Chrome browser, we can set a default zoom level that works well for us. Remember, seamless functionality is key to optimal productivity!