How to Change Language and Translate Page on Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most widely used browsers and its language change and translation settings go hand in hand. Besides the fact that changing the language on Chrome also changes the language of the browser’s UI, it also determines what language your browser will translate. For example, if your default language is set to English you won’t be able to translate pages displayed in English. However, you can set more than one language in Chrome and also choose which of those languages you’d still want to be translated if a webpage is displayed in them.

How to Set Language in Chrome

Google Chrome language translator extension or Google translate is installed by default on the chrome browser and would by default offer to translate any webpage in any language different from the ones you’ve added. Here is how you will change the language in chrome and even add more language options on which is also the same steps used to turn off translation.

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Chrome Mobile Language Settings / How to Turn Chrome Translation On or Off on Mobile

On Android:

1. Head to the three-dotted icon on the top right corner of your browser.

Chrome language settings

2. Click ‘Settings’

Chrome mobile language settings

3. Scroll down and tap ‘Languages’.

Chrome mobile language settings

4.You can then remove, add or choose if you want a language you added to still be translated if a webpage is in it or just turn off translation altogether by toggling off ‘Offer to translate pages in other languages.

Chrome mobile language settings
Chrome mobile language settings

On iPhone:

1. There is a three-dotted icon at the bottom right. Click it.

2. Enter ‘Settings’.

3. Scroll down to ‘Languages’ and tap on it.

4. You can ‘Edit’ then remove or add a language and also choose if a webpage is to be translated if it is in the language you added. Also, you can turn off translation entirely hereby toggling off ‘Translate pages’.

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Chrome Language Settings on PC / How to Turn Chrome Translation On or Off on PC

!. On PC, you click the three-dot icon which is the menu at the top-right corner of your browser.

2. Select ‘Settings’.

3. Under ‘Advanced’, click on ‘Language’.

PC Chrome language settings

4. From here, you can add a new language and also turn off translation by toggling off ‘Offer to translate pages that aren’t in a language you read’.

PC Chrome language settings

5. In addition, you can change your default language, remove the language you don’t want or choose if you still want the language you added to be translated when a page is in that language.

PC Chrome language settings

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How to Translate Page on Google Chrome

By default, Chrome will offer to translate a webpage that is not in your default language or language you’ve added. If it does not, you can check the steps above to turn on translation on Chrome.

On PC

1. Once Chrome detects the page is not in your default language, there is a pop up that prompts you to translate to your default language.

2. If there is no pop-up, right-click on the page and click on ‘Translate page’.

3. If you don’t want to translate to your default language, click the three dots on the prompt as shown below and select ‘more language’. Choose the language you want the page to be translated to and that is it.

On Mobile

1. Chrome on mobile also auto-detects if the language is not in any language you’ve added or including the one(s) you’ve set to ‘offer to translate.

2. If it does not bring the translation option, you can click the three-dotted icon or menu and choose translate.

3. You can also choose any language you want by clicking the three-dotted icon on the translate option and choose more language.