How To Change Your Language In Google Chrome – Changing your language settings in Google Chrome is a simple way to personalize it. The popular web browser supports a wide range of languages, making it simple to view the browser in the Language of your choice. You might be wondering where you can find these settings in the Google Chrome menu if you’ve never changed them before.
Here’s everything you need to know about changing your Chrome language preferences and settings.
Include a new language
It only takes a few steps to change the Language in Chrome, but keep in mind that it only affects the Chrome interface. If you set the default language to French, for example, all text in the Chrome interface, such as menus and settings, will be in French. The change has no bearing on web content.
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For Windows 10 and Chrome OS, the instructions below are based on Chrome 90. Even though the user interface looks slightly different in the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge, you can (generally) use this method. Chrome for macOS does not support this method.
Step 1: With Chrome open, go to the top-right corner and click the three-dot Customize and Control Google Chrome button.
Step 2: From the drop-down menu, select Settings.
Note: You can also get to the Settings panel by typing “chrome:/settings/” into the address bar.
Step 3: Select Advanced from the left-hand menu.
Step 4: On the newly expanded menu on the left, select Languages.
Step 5: Expand the list by clicking the down arrow icon next to Language on the right.
Step 6: Select Add Languages from the drop-down menu.
Step 7: A pop-up window appears on the screen. After that, click the blue Add button next to the Language you want to add.
Step 8: The new Language has now been added to the list of languages. To reorder or remove languages, click the three-dot More Actions icon to the right of each one.
Note that putting a new language at the top of the list does not make it the default language.
Step 9: When you’re finished, click the Settings tab to close it. All changes are automatically saved and updated.
Showcase the new Language.
Now that you’ve added the new Language, it’s time to make it the default.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Advanced > Languages and click the down arrow icon to expand the Language menu, as instructed in the first section.
Step 2: To the right of your new Language, click the three-dot More Actions button.
Step 3: To make the new Language your default, check the box next to Display Google Chrome in This Language in the pop-up menu.
Step 4: Select Relaunch from the drop-down menu next to the new default language.
A word on website content
All internet content remains in its original Language if you change Chrome’s interface language from English to French. For example, because English is still classified as a language you use, you’ll see Digital Trends in English. If you go to a Spanish-language website, Google Translate will suggest English as the Language to use.
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If you want to play an all-French adventure, you can do so by removing English from your Language settings. You’re telling Google Chrome that English isn’t a language you often read when you remove it.
Step 1: As previously described, go to Settings > Advanced > Languages and click the down arrow icon next to Language.
Step 2: Select Remove from the pop-up menu by clicking the three-dot More Action icon next to English.
You can also tell Chrome to warn you about your other languages when you visit a foreign website. Keep in mind, however, that this will only work for languages that aren’t already on your list. This capability will already be available in your default language (Chrome user interface language). For your additional languages:
Step 1: As previously described, go to Settings > Advanced > Languages and select the down arrow beside Language.
Step 2: Instead of using the default Chrome user interface, select the three-dot More Actions symbol beside one of your other added languages.
Step 3: Select the box next to Offer to Translate Pages in This Language from the drop-down menu.
You can use Google’s other translation tools to avoid any specific and potentially irritating translation adjustments. Google has a dedicated Translate website that quickly and accurately converts words and documents, saving you time and effort. We strongly advise new users to read our step-by-step guide on how to use Google Translate. If you know you’ll be using Google Translate frequently, we also recommend downloading the extension for quick access.