How to Change Language in Google Chrome Browser

Anyone in the world can use Google Chrome, so the browser offers 153 languages ​​from Afrikaans to Zulu for its users. Chrome can change its default menu language and automatically choose the language in which to display web content when possible. The browser can also offer to translate pages into the language of your choice, using the same technology used for Google Translate on Android.

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Google Chrome offers all these features on all devices that support the browser. However, the steps are different for each device.

How to Change Your Language in Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows

Chrome in Microsoft Windows can change its default language and translation language in the browser settings menu. To change the default language, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Near the top right corner of Google Chrome, click the three vertical dots to open the drop-down menu.
  3. In the drop-down menu, select Settings. This opens a new tab displaying the settings menu in Google Chrome.
  4. In the left menu, click Languages.
  5. Click on Add a language.
  6. Select the desired language from the list.
  7. Click on the three dots to the right of the new language.
  8. If you want Google Chrome menus and messages to use this language, select Display Google Chrome in this language.
  9. If you want Google Chrome to show web content in this language whenever it’s available, select Move up.
  10. If you want Google Chrome to translate pages into this language, select Offer to translate pages into this language.


How to Change Your Language in Google Chrome on macOS

Unlike Windows PCs, Macs don’t allow you to change Google Chrome’s language from the browser. Instead, you need to change the device’s preferred language from System Preferences. For that, proceed as following :

  1. Click it Apple icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select System Preferences.
  3. In the System Preferences menu, select Language & Region.
  4. Click it more (+) under the Preferred languages ​​list.
  5. Select the language you prefer.
  6. Click on To add.
  7. Move the preferred language to the top of the list.

Changing the content language of Google Chrome must be done in the browser, via the following steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Near the top right corner of Google Chrome, click the three vertical dots to open the drop-down menu.
  3. In the drop-down menu, select Settings. This opens the Google Chrome settings menu.
  4. In the left menu, click Languages.
  5. Click on Add a language.
  6. Select the desired language from the list.
  7. Click on the three dots to the right of the new language.
  8. If you want Google Chrome menus and messages to use this language, select Display Google Chrome in this language.
  9. If you want Google Chrome to show web content in this language whenever it’s available, select Move up.
  10. If you want Google Chrome to translate pages into this language, select Offer to translate pages into this language.


How to Change Your Language in Google Chrome on a Chromebook

Rather than letting you change language settings in the browser, Chromebooks require you to open the ChromeOS settings menu. All language settings can be found by doing the following:

  1. Click it the clock in the lower right corner of the screen.
  2. Click it equipment to open the ChromeOS settings menu.
  3. Below Advancedselect Languages ​​and inputs.
  4. Select Languages.

To change the language of Google Chrome menus and messages, you need to change the device language by doing the following:

  1. In the Languages menu find Device language.
  2. To the right of the language listed, click To change.
  3. Select the language you prefer, then click Confirm and restart.

This restarts your Chromebook and changes the device language. This changes the language of Google Chrome as well as the default language of all other Chromebook apps.

To change the language in which Google Chrome will translate web pages, follow these steps in the Languages ​​menu:

  1. Find it Website languages section.
  2. Click on Add languages.
  3. Select the language you prefer, then click Add languages.
  4. Select the three vertical dots next to the language you prefer.
  5. Select Offer to translate pages into this language.

How to Change Your Language in Google Chrome on Android

Just like Windows, the Android version of Google Chrome lets you change your language settings from the browser menu. All language settings can be found by doing the following:

  1. Near the top right corner of Google Chrome, tap the three vertical dots to open the drop-down menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu, faucet Settings.
  3. Below Advancedselect Languages.

To change the Google Chrome browser language, select Current device languagethen tap the language of your choice.

To change Google Chrome’s preferred content language, follow these steps in the Languages ​​menu:

  1. Below Content languagesfaucet Add a language.
  2. Select the language you want to add.
  3. Press and hold the two vertical bars to the left of your preferred language.
  4. Drag the language to the top of the list of content languages.
  5. If you want Google Chrome to translate pages into this language, enable the switch next to Offer to send pages in other languages ​​to Google Translate.

How to Change Your Language in Google Chrome on iPhone or iPad

Just like with Chrome on macOS, changing Chrome’s menu and message language on an iOS device requires you to change system settings. You can do this by doing the following:

  1. Open the Settings application.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Language & Region.
  4. Faucet iPhone language.
  5. Choose the language of your choice.

This changes the language of Google Chrome and all other iOS device apps and menus.

To change the content language in Google Chrome on iOS, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the portrait in the upper right corner to open the settings menu.
  2. Select Languages.
  3. Select Add a language.
  4. Choose the language of your choice.
  5. In the lower right corner, select Edit.
  6. Press and hold the three bars to the right of your preferred language.
  7. Drag the language to the top of the list.
  8. Faucet Do.
  9. If you want Google Chrome to translate pages into this language, tap the language and select Offer to translate pages into this language.

Other languages ​​are on the way

If Chrome doesn’t have your preferred language, don’t worry. Google regularly updates the number of available languages. Google Translate added 24 new languages ​​in 2022, and many of them may one day find their way to Google Chrome. You’ll need a newer Android phone to make sure it gets all the latest updates, so be sure to check out our list of the best Android phones in 2022.

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