- You can change the language of Google Chrome on your computer, but only if you have a Windows or Chromebook device.
- If you don’t have a Windows or Chromebook device, you can change the language of your Google search results.
- On all mobile devices, you must change the default language of your entire device to view the Chrome app in your preferred language.
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Google lets you change languages across your Google services, on the Chrome browser, and directly on a web page through translation.
If you want to change your default language or add multiple languages to your Google browser, services, or direct web pages, here’s how to do it.
How to change language in Google on desktop
1. Go to myaccount.google.com and sign in if you aren’t already.
2. Click “Data & personalization.”
3. Under General preferences for the web, select “Language.”
4. Click the pencil icon to edit your default language from English.
5. Type in the language you want to set or scroll until you find it, then click Select.
6. If you want to add another language and receive a Google translate prompt on web pages, click “Add another language” and repeat the process.
7. To have Google automatically add languages you frequently use in Google services, toggle the relevant slider and wait for it to turn blue.
How to change language in Google on mobile
You can change the language of your Google account services on your Android or iPhone following mostly the same steps as you would on the desktop. Smartphone users just need to take a few extra steps in the beginning.
To change language for Google services and web page translation on Android, you’ll first need to open your Settings app and select Google from the list of options. On your account profile, tap “Manage your Google Account” under your email and profile icon. Finally, choose the “Data & personalization” option from the top bar.
On an iPhone, it’s much easier to get to your account’s language settings. Just open the Gmail app, tap your profile picture or initials in the top right corner, and select “Google Account.” From here you should be able to access your data and personalization settings.
How to change language in Google for products and search results
1. With your chosen browser open, go to www.google.com/preferences.
2. Select “Languages” from the left-side column.
3. Select the language you want to change see Google products and search results in.
4. Click Save.
5. A window confirming your language preferences were updated will appear. Press OK to continue to the Google Search home page.
How to change language in Google Chrome browser
Google lets you update your language settings across the Chrome browser, but there’s a catch — it can only be done in the browser on a Windows PC or Chromebook.
1. Open theapp on your Windows or Chromebook computer.
2. Click the three vertical dots icon at the top right corner of your screen, and select “Settings” from the dropdown.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Advanced.”
4. In the Languages section, click “Language” and wait for a dropdown to appear.
5. If your preferred language isn’t already listed, click “Add languages.”
6. In the pop-up, select the language you want to add, then click “Add” in the lower right corner.
7. Click on the three vertical dots to the right of your preferred language’s name and select “Move to the top” to give that language the highest priority.
8. Once the language is at the top, click the three dots next to it again and check the “Display Google Chrome in this language” box.
9. Restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.
Troubleshooting language changes in Google
With so many ways to change your Google language across devices, services, and products, you’re bound to run into issues. Here’s a few common ones and how to fix them.
If your language update didn’t work: Sometimes it will appear that a language update hasn’t occurred. You can try restarting your Chrome browser, your Google app, or logging back into your account to see if that updates the changes. If not, try clearing your browser’sand cookies, then set the language again.
If your language isn’t listed: While Google has a number of languages available for users, it doesn’t encompass everything that exists. If the primary language you want isn’t available, Google will prompt you to choose an alternate language. You can add a secondary language using just about every language update method, and it will be visible beneath your primary language.