Set default font face and color in GMail

When you compose a mail in GMail, the default font is san-serif. Google likely decided on this font due to its availability on just about every computer. However, it is not exactly the best option – depending on the situation, it might even be unprofessional to use it.

I personally prefer black Tahoma or Trebuchet MS font. Your choice might vary. GMail does not have a direct option to tweak these settings. You have to enable a Labs feature for this.

  1. Go to Settings > Labs.
  2. Enable “Default Text Styling”.
  3. Hit Save.
  4. Go to Settings > General. Change the settings under “Default Text Styling option.
  5. To revert to default settings, click “Remove Text Formatting”.
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