Do you want to change the language on YouTube but don’t know how? Don’t worry! This guide will explain how you can do that on a computer and mobile device.
To change the language on YouTube on a computer, do this:
- Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner
- Select “Language“
- Select a different language from the list
- Refresh the page
To change the language on YouTube on mobile, do this:
- Tap on your profile picture in the top-right corner
- Select “Settings“
- Go to “General“
- Tap on “Location“
- Select another location
If you’re not used to doing this on a computer or mobile phone, keep reading. I’ve included a step-by-step guide on how to change the language on YouTube below!
Follow the steps below to change the language on YouTube on a computer:
1. Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner
First, you must open YouTube on your browser and click on your profile picture in the window’s top-right corner.
This will open a menu bar with several options. Go to the next step for more information on what to do next!
2. Click on “Language“
After you click on your profile picture, this window will appear. This menu has multiple options, but you need the “Language” option.
Click on it and go to the final step!
3. Select a different language
In the “Language” menu, you’ll be able to select a different language for YouTube. By default, your language will be that of your chosen location.
If you’re in the US, English will be the default language. France-French, Spain – Spanish, and so on.
After selecting a different language, YouTube will refresh itself and display the new language.
Follow the steps below to change the language on YouTube on mobile devices:
1. Tap on your profile picture in the top-right corner
Open YouTube on your mobile phone and look in the top-right corner for your profile picture. Tap on it to open a menu with multiple options.
Continue with the guide to see what you need to do next.
2. Select “Settings“
After you tap on your profile picture, this page will open up. Select “Settings” from this page and continue with the next steps.
3. Select “General“
After you select “Settings,” a new page will open with multiple options. Select the first option on the list – “General” and move on with the guide.
4. Go to “Location” and tap on it
In the “General” settings, find the option “Location.” There’s no setting for language on the YouTube mobile app. Only the “Location” option.
However, choosing a different location will also change the language in the app.
5. Select a new location
In this window, you can select a new location. Scroll down if necessary and choose a new location. This will also change the language of the YouTube app!
If this doesn’t work, there’s another way you can change the language on YouTube – by changing the language of your phone.
Change the Language of Your Phone
Remember that this method will change the language across all your apps and options on your phone, not just YouTube.
To do this, follow the steps below:
1. Go to your phone’s settings (gear icon)
Put all apps in the background and then select your phone settings. The icon will look like a gear and should be easy to find.
It should be in the bottom-right corner of your phone or, if it’s not there, look for it on the bottom bar or in the app list.
2. Select “Additional Settings“
Once you open your phone settings, you’ll be welcomed by multiple options. Look for the “Additional settings” option or something similar to that.
It may be different on your phone, but the language option won’t be on this first screen. You’ll need to open another option.
3. Select “Languages & Input“
In the “Additional Settings,” you should see options related to the date and time, button shortcuts, accessibility, region, and language.
Select the “Language & Input” or “Language” option and continue with the guide!
4. Select “Languages“
After you open the “Languages & Input” option, you’ll be redirected to a new page where you can control your keyboard, text-to-speech, spelling, and auto-filling options.
There should be a “Languages” option somewhere around here, so when you find it, tap on it.
5. Select a new language for your phone
In the “Languages” screen, you’ll see a list of all the possible languages you can change. Please scroll down the list until you see your language and select it.
Your phone will update its menu for the new language instantly. This translates to a new language for the YouTube app, as well.
To summarize, it’s very easy to change the language on YouTube, whether on a computer or mobile device.
You may want to change the language because, by default, it’ll be in English or whatever language you have selected for your Google account.
Alternatively, you can change the language on your phone, which changes the language across all your apps, including YouTube.
If you have any questions, comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible!