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How to change the language on Facebook

Spanish? Arabic? Another language? The choice is yours in just a few clicks.
August 8, 2022

Wondering how to change the language on your Facebook page? It’s easy enough to do in less time than it takes to restart your phone. Even better,  Facebook has just about any language you want, from English variants to Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, eight Indian languages, and many more.

Sometimes you have to fix an accidental language change, make a change to practice a new language, or help someone else switch to their native tongue. Whatever your reasons, you can get it done in seven or fewer clicks.

Here’s everything you need to do to change your language on Facebook, and while this is in English, you can follow the exact instructions and icons to switch to another language or English if you need.

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To change the language in your Facebook account, go to the Settings & Privacy section of your account. Go to the Language section and select Edit. Choose your new language and select Save.


How to change the language on the Facebook mobile app

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  • Open the app and hit the menu button at the top right. It should look like three short horizontal lines stacked together and is known as the hamburger menu.
  • Scroll down to Settings & Privacy (⚙️).
  • You’ll see a list including Settings, Your Time on Facebook, and Language (🌐). Hit Language (🌐)
  • Choose your Facebook language by tapping Edit. If you’ve given Facebook location access, it’ll prompt you with common languages in your area rather than a list of languages in alphabetical order.
  • There’s no ‘save’ button: one tap on a language, and you’ll change your language.
  • Facebook will then reload automatically.

How to change the language on the Facebook desktop website

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  • Open Facebook, and hit the small dropdown arrow button at the far top-right (🔽)
  • Hit Settings & Privacy (⚙️).
  • You’ll see a list including Settings, Privacy Checkup, and Language (🌐). Hit Language (🌐).
  • Choose your Facebook language by pressing Edit. Languages are in alphabetical order.
  • Hit Save. Facebook will reload, and you’ll refresh back to your Facebook homepage.

Finally, Facebook still has at least one fun language option you can still change to that’s unexpected: upside-down English (English (uʍop ǝpᴉsd∩)). It’s not very useful, but it’s an excellent way to throw off your friends if they see your Facebook page.

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