Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Pinch describes a finger gesture used with a touch screen interface that uses two or more fingers to zoom in and out and is also referred to as a semantic zoom. For example, if you were using a smartphone with pinch abilities you would pinch inwards to zoom in on a picture or other object and outwards to zoom out of a picture or object.

Tip: Phones, tablets, and other devices that don't support pinch can usually zoom in and out of an object or picture by double-tapping your finger on where you want to zoom in our out.

Phone terms, Swipe, Touch screen. Zoom