We can agree that Google Chrome is one of the best browsers and it has some of the most helpful features you would want in a browser. I also love the fact that I can enable more Chrome features using Chrome extensions and Chrome flags. Another great thing about Google Chrome is that it supports more than 100 languages and that’s simply phenomenal. This allows Chrome users to use the browser in any regional language and benefit from the web. Google surely knows how to bring users from every corner of the world onto its platform. In this article, we are going to show you how to change language in Google Chrome so that you can enjoy using it in your own language.
Change Language in Google Chrome (2020)
There are various ways to change the language in Google Chrome and they vary depending on the platform you are using Chrome on. So, we will cover how to change Chrome language on different mobile and desktop platforms. We will also cover specific use case scenario so you know what to do whenever you need to change language in Google Chrome. Feel free to jump across the sections.
Supported Languages in Google Chrome
Before we get into our tutorial, let’s take a quick look at the languages that Google Chrome supports. As mentioned above, there are more than 100 languages that are currently being supported by Google Chrome. They include English, Hindi, Spanish, French, Ductch, Danish, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Bengali, Chinese, Japanese, Irish, Italian, Russian, Samoan, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Korean, Latin, and more. You can see a full list of supported languages in the picture below.
Change Language in Google Chrome (Windows, Linux and Chrome OS)
1. Click on the 3-dot menu on the top-right corner and open Settings.
3. Open the Language tab and click on “Add languages”.
4. Here, select the language that you want to use on Google Chrome. After that, click on the Add button.
7. Open the Language settings again and click on “move to the top” beside your chosen language. Now you have successfully changed Chrome language including the UI and overall settings.
9. After that, select your preferred language and click on the Save button. Now onwards, your Google search will also be in the language of your choice.
Force Change Google Chrome Language
If you change the language from Chrome’s native Settings then it will only be limited to Chrome’s UI and Settings. To force language change on every webpage on the internet, there are a few settings and extensions which do the job perfectly well. Here are the steps to force language change across the web.
1. Open Chrome’s Settings and navigate to Languages as mentioned in the above steps. Here, open Language tab and enable “Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language you read” toggle.
4. Now whenever you are on a webpage which is not in the language you read, click on the Google Translate extension and further click on “Translate this page”. It will change the whole webpage to your primary language.
Change Google Chrome Language for Typing
Sometimes we want to change Chrome’s language for specific purposes like typing in a different language, transliteration, etc. For such cases, there are certain tools which let you change the language of your writing without messing with Chrome’s native Settings. In this section, I am going to show you how you can achieve this.
1. Install Google Input tools extension (free) on your Chrome.
Change Language in Google Chrome on macOS
Before macOS Catalina, Apple didn’t allow users to change app languages individually. However, now users can change languages for individual apps in Catalina. So, if you have updated to Catalina, you will be able to change default language of Google Chrome. If you are using older version of macOS you will have to change the system wide language to get the desired affect. We have explained both these methods below.
Changing Google Chrome Language in macOS Catalina
1. First off, click on the Apple menu at the top left corner of the screen and choose System Preferences.
2. Now, click on Language & Region.
3. Next, click on the Apps tab.
4. Next up, click on the “+” button.
5. Up next, click on the drop-down menu next to the Application option.
6. Now, choose Google Chrome from the drop-down menu.
7. Now click on the language drop-down menu and select your language.
8. Finally, click on the “Add” button.
9. If Chrome is running in the background, you will need to relaunch the app to let the changes take effect.
Changing Google Chrome Language in Older Macs
1. Open System Preferences and navigate to Language and Region.
Change Language in Google Chrome on Android
Similar to macOS, you need to change the system language on Android to change Chrome’s default language. It means the change in system language will affect all your apps and settings.
1. Open Settings on your Android device and scroll down to System. Further, tap on “Languages and Input”.
Change Language in Google Chrome on iPhone
Apple brought the ability to change languages of individual apps in iOS 13. If you are using older version of iOS, you will have to change the language at system level to change the languages in Google Chrome. We have explained both the methods below.
Change Language in Google Chrome in iOS 13
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and scroll down to find Google Chrome and tap on it.
2. Now, tap on Language and then choose a preferred language. That’s it, now you have changed the default language of Google Chrome.
Change Language in Google Chrome in iOS 12 and Below
1. Open Settings and navigate to General. Now scroll down and tap on Language and Region.
Change Google Chrome Language to Make it Your Own
Chrome is quite a powerful browser and we love it. There are several Chrome features which are pretty underrated and support for various languages is one of them. If you want to use Chrome in your local language, go ahead and use it. It works flawlessly. Besides, I have provided alternative ways to translate pages and type in local languages too so it should help. Lastly, if you liked the article or you have any suggestions for us, you can let us know in the comment section below.