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How to Change Google Chrome Display Language

Learn how to change the display language for options, menu, and notifications in the Chrome browser. We can choose multiple regional languages and set default.

The Google Chrome browser supports multiple regional, national, and global languages. We can choose the default display language for settings, menu, options, and notifications under the Language settings menu in the Chrome browser. It also allows adding multiple languages and sets the preference priority of the display languages.

Change Display Language on Chrome browser

Google Chrome is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most popular and widely used web browser across the globe. Spanning numerous world regions, it has made its presence felt in various major and minor countries.

Hence with such a wide-reaching domain, it has to be double sure that its offering is tailored-made and suited locally for that specific region.

There couldn’t have been a better way for that than by providing its services customized according to the native language of that region. And the search giants seem to have effectively check-marked that requirement as well.

Google Chrome Displayed in German Language

Its popular Chrome browser comes baked in with a plentitude of different languages that cater to near-about every region of the world. Be it the famous German and Spanish or even Igbo and Lao, you name it, and Chrome has it in its arsenal.

Making full use of the same, this guide shall make you aware of the instructions through which you could easily change Chrome’s display language to one of your choices. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

Change Chrome Display Language

Google Chrome supports multiple languages and allows you to select the preferred display language for options, menus, notifications, etc. The option to change the Chrome language is available under Languages settings.

Here are steps to change the default display language:

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on the computer.
  2. Click on More vertical 3dots icon for options and menu.
  3. Select Settings from the menu that appears.
    Chrome Settings menu under More options
  4. Scroll to the bottom and click to expand the Advanced section.
    Google Chrome Advanced settings menu
  5. Scroll to the Languages section and click on the Language to expand the menu.
    Language toggle menu in chrome settings
  6. Click on the Add Language command.
    Add languages option in chrome language settings
  7. Enable the checkboxes for the required language from the list.
  8. Hit the Add button.
    Select language and add to language list in chromeIt will add the languages into the Chrome Language settings.
  9. Click on More vertical 3dots icon next to the newly added language.
  10. Enable the checkbox for Display Google Chrome in this language.
    Enable option for Display Google chrome in this language
  11. Hit the Relaunch button for the changes to take place.
    Relaunch browser after setting the display language in chrome

Once the browser restarts, it will adopt the new language throughout its user interface.

Chrome also allows setting the language preference using the Move up and Move to the top command for newly added languages. The language at the top gets the first preference and will be set as default.

Google Chrome Language Settings Move to the top or move up preference

We can also enable the checkbox for Offer to translate pages in this language option if the auto-translate feature is required.

Bottom Line

These were the steps to change Google Chrome’s display language. Every Chrome option, menu, feature, and setting will respect the newly assigned language.

Moreover, you could add more than one foreign language and switch between them as and when required.

However, if you ever plan to remove a language from the browser, click More vertical 3dots icon next to that language and hit the Remove command.

Remove languages from the chrome language settings

However, remember that the option isn’t available if it is your active language. So make sure to switch to another one before bidding farewell to it.

On that note, we conclude this guide. If you have queries about the steps above on changing the display language in Chrome, do let us know.

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Sadique is a Bachelor of Computer Application in Computer Science and an MBA professional. He became a tech writer by choice and has continued pursuing it for the last 7+ years. He is keenly interested in open-source technology like Android and also loves troubleshooting the tech. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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