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Change Display Language in Microsoft Edge browser on a computer

Are you looking to change the display language in the Edge browser on your computer? Learn how to change the language settings in Microsoft Edge for a preferred display language.

Microsoft Edge supports multi-region and multi-language as part of globalization. It allows changing the default display language for the menu, options, and settings within the browser to display in the native script. We can choose the language preferences and adjust the priority of the display language as per our requirements.

Change Display Language on Edge browser

Recently, I was part of a team that had a few foreign delegates. During the meeting, my laptop was being used by quite a few people. Since most were from foreign countries, English didn’t seem to be their stronghold.

So when it came to browsing the web, the built-in Edge translator and the Google Translator managed to checkmark most of the requirements.

However, the real issue arose while understanding the browser’s settings and menus. It was hard to understand because each browser’s function was still in English.

Fortunately, Microsoft Edge does provide an option to change its display language to one of your choices. With this help, we could completely streamline the workflow and be in sync with the rest of the foreign members of our group.

The benefits of an app or software supporting numerous languages could be plenty and help globalize easily.

So, without further ado, let’s make you aware of the steps to immediately change Microsoft Edge’s display language.

Change Display Language

Microsoft Edge has a built-in feature allows changing the menu, options, and notification languages. We can add multiple languages and also choose our preferences. Here are the steps to change the display language:

  1. Launch the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3dots icon option for the menu list.
  3. Select Settings from the menu.
    Microsoft Edge Settings menu
  4. Switch to the Languages settings tab from the left menu bar.
    It will open the Languages settings page and display the list of languages added. 
  5. Click on the Add languages button under Preferred languages.
    Microsoft Edge Languages Settings Add Language button
  6. Enable checkmark all the preferred languages from the list, and hit the Add button.
    Select and Add Language in Microsoft Edge
  7. Click on More horizontal 3dots icon next to the newly added language.
  8. Choose Display Microsoft Edge in this language option.
    Display Microsoft Edge in this language option
  9. Hit the Restart button to make the changes.
    Restart browser after changing preferred browser in Edge

By default, the browser will always display the website in the language that occupies the first position in the pecking order.

Therefore you would have to move your preferred language to the top of this list so that the browser can display the sites in that language. For that, click on the More horizontal 3dots icon situated next to your language and select Move to the top.

Choose Edge Language Preference in Language Settings

The browser will display all its functionality/menu in English along the same lines. If you wish to change this, then click on the three horizontal dots next to your desired language and select Display Microsoft Edge in this language.

Bottom Line

It is a welcome move from Microsoft that it has added support for numerous languages. We believe Edge will integrate more languages as part of its development process.

One could now use this browser in different languages to benefit the end-users. Still, it also helps the Silicon Valley giants attract more users to its service, even those from different world regions.

On that note, we round off this guide on changing the display language in Microsoft Edge if you have any queries concerning the instructions above or the language you’re trying to add.

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Sadique Hassan

Sadique Hassan

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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