How to Change Language in Google Chrome

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How to Change Language in Google Chrome
Highlights
  • Google Chrome lets you change the default language
  • You can easily do this on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac
  • Sometimes you need to change the default language on the OS for this

Google Chrome is probably the world’s most popular browser in terms of market share. That means different people, who speak various languages, use the browser. If you aren’t happy with the default language on Google Chrome (English) and you want to change it, you can change it on all platforms fairly easily. These steps will tell you how to change the language on Google Chrome for Android, Windows, iOS, and Mac. In some cases you can change the language within the browser itself whereas in others you need to change the default language of the OS to get the job done.

How to change language in Google Chrome for Android

The best way to change language in Google Chrome for Android is via Android’s system settings. If you change the language of the smartphone, Chrome will display all UI elements in that language.

  1. Go to Settings on your Android phone.
  2. Click the magnifying glass icon at the top to search. Type Language.
  3. Select Languages from the list of results.
  4. Tap Languages.
  5. Now tap Add a language and then select your preferred language. Steps 3 to 5 may differ slightly depending on which version or skin of Android your smartphone is running.
  6. Use the three horizontal bars icon on the right to drag your preferred language to the top. This will change the smartphone’s default language.
  7. Now open Google Chrome and the language will be the one you just selected.

How to change language in Google Chrome for Windows

Here’s how to quickly change language in Google Chrome for Windows.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Paste this in the address bar chrome://settings/?search=language and hit Enter. You can also reach this page by clicking three vertical dots icon in Google Chrome (on the top-right) > Settings. In the search bar at the top of this page, type Language to find this option.
  3. Now click Add language.
  4. Select the language you want by ticking the check box next to it. Then click Add.
  5. To set this as the default language, click the three vertical dots icon next to the language and click Display Google Chrome in this language.
  6. Now click Relaunch that appears next to the language you’ve selected. This will restart Chrome and change it to your preferred language.

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How to change language in Google Chrome for Mac

Google Chrome for Mac doesn’t allow you to change language. You’ll have to change the system default language on the Mac to change language in Google Chrome. Follow these steps.

  1. Open System preferences and go to Language and Region.
  2. Click the + button under the left pane and add the language of your choice. You’ll see a prompt asking if you want to use this as your default language — accept that.
  3. Now open Google Chrome and you’ll see that the UI has changed to the language of your choice.
  4. On Google Chrome for Mac, you can also quickly translate all websites to this language. Paste this in the address bar chrome://settings/?search=language and hit Enter.
  5. Add your favourite language, click the three vertical dots icon next to the language and tick the check box next to Offer to translate webpages to this language. This will allow you to quickly use Google Translate to change the language of any webpage to your choice.

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How to change language in Google Chrome for iPhone and iPad

You cannot change the language of Google Chrome on iOS without changing the system default language. Follow these steps to do that.

  1. On your iOS device, go to Settings > General > Language & Region.
  2. Click Add language and select your language.
  3. Then click Edit on the top-right.
  4. Now move your preferred language to the top by dragging it up.
  5. This will change the default language on your iPhone or iPad. Just fire up Google Chrome and you’ll see that the language has changed.

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