Accessibility and appearance

Rocket.Chat is dedicated to providing an accessible and customizable user experience. The accessibility and appearance cater to diverse needs, whether prioritizing style, readability, or specific visual requirements, allowing users to personalize their experience.

To access this menu,

  • Navigate to Avatar Menu > Account > Accessibility and Appearance


The theme offers a visually comfortable experience that aligns with individual tastes and work environments, enhancing aesthetics and accessibility. You can choose from:

  • Light: The light theme promotes clarity and visibility if you like a bright and vibrant experience. It's ideal for well-lit environments.

  • Dark: Better for low-light settings and reduces eye strain during extended usage. Enhances focus and readability.

  • High contrast (light): For maximum accessibility, it provides the most optimal viewing experience for all users. It's especially beneficial for visually impaired people, emphasizing the distinction between elements enhancing readability and usability.

  • Match system: Automatically configured according to your system appearance settings.

Adjustable layout

For customizing your messaging experience, we've incorporated a suite of customization options to align with your preferences.

  • Font size: Optimize your reading experience by adjusting the font size to your specifications. Whether working on a high-resolution monitor or a smaller device, this setting guarantees that messages are presented in a font size that accommodates your preferences.

  • Mentions with @ symbol: Mentions notify and highlight messages for groups or specific users, facilitating targeted communication. Screen readers benefit from having explicit @ symbol in front of mentions so that the user can interpret them easily.

  • Time format: Precision matters, especially when it comes to time. Whether you prefer a 12-hour or 24-hour clock, ensure accurate tracking of conversations in a format that aligns with your workflow.

  • Show usernames: Decide whether usernames are displayed or hidden, fostering a cleaner interface without compromising your ability to identify contributors during crucial communication.

  • Show roles: Personalize your view by displaying or concealing user roles, streamlining your interface for optimal information retention without unnecessary visual clutter.

Last updated

Rocket.Chat versions receive support for six months after release.