Pinch to Zoom

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When creating content in Ceros, you have the ability to create custom versions for desktop, tablet, and mobile. This helps give your users the best possible experience when viewing your content on smaller screen sizes. Some users, however, may want the option to further zoom in when viewing the experience on a smartphone or tablet, which is why it is helpful to have Pinch to Zoom enabled for your experience.

What is Pinch to Zoom

Pinch to Zoom is a feature that allows end users to zoom in and out of content as needed on touchscreen devices. This is a helpful tool to ensure all users can navigate and read your experience. 

This feature is also important when creating accessible content. If you are working to create WCAG 2.1 compliant content, having pinch to zoom enabled is a critical step.

How to enable this feature

If you have early access to this feature, all new experiences created in Ceros automatically have Pinch to Zoom enabled. 

It is important to note that the touchscreen functionality to “Swipe” to the next page will not function with Pinch to Zoom enabled. These two features cannot be enabled at the same time. When touchscreen swipe is disabled, pinch to zoom will automatically be enabled, and vice versa.

To turn on Pinch to Zoom for past Ceros experiences:

  1. Open up the experience in the studio
  2. Navigate to the “Themes” panel
  3. Make sure that “Enable Swipe” is deselected

That’s it! As long as touchscreen swipe is deselected, users will be able to Pinch to Zoom when viewing content on smartphones and tablets. 

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