You can change the language on your Chromebook in 2 ways — here's how

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty ImagesIt’s easy to change the language on your Chromebook for menus and web pages.

Getting a new computer is exciting, but language barriers can quickly turn that excitement into frustration.

If you have a Chromebook, changing the language is a simple enough task, provided you know how to navigate through the computer’s settings.

Here’s everything you need to know to get it done, fast.

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How to change the language on your Chromebook

1. Click the time icon, located in the bottom-right corner of your screen.

2. Select the gear icon to access your settings menu.

How to change language on ChromebookDevon Delfino/Business InsiderClick the gear icon.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Advanced.”

How to change language on ChromebookDevon Delfino/Business InsiderClick ‘Advanced.’

4. Under “Languages and Input,” select “Language.”

How to change language on ChromebookDevon Delfino/Business InsiderClick ‘Language.’

5. Either locate your language from the list, or if it isn’t listed, click “Add Language,” locate it from the list of languages, and click “Add.”

How to change language on ChromebookDevon Delfino/Business InsiderSelect your language, then click ‘Add.’

6. Click the three dots next to the language you want to use.

How to change language on ChromebookDevon Delfino/Business InsiderClick the three dots to choose how you want to use your selected language.

7. Select how you want to use the language from the options available.

  • If you want to use that language for menus, then select “Display Chrome OS in this language.” You’ll then need to restart your computer and sign in again so that these changes take effect.
  • If you want to show web pages in your selected language, select “move to the top.” You may also be able to have Google auto-translate web pages by clicking “Offer to translate pages in this language.”
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