Change your account settings

You can make changes to your AdWords account, such as viewing it in a different language or viewing numbers in a different format. Account time zones may be changed once over the life of an account. If you need to correct your time zone selection, please contact us to request a change. One thing that can't be changed in your AdWords account, however, is the currency.

You can also change settings -- such as the language, country, and zip code -- for all your Google products. No matter what changes you make, however, these settings don't change how people see your ads.

Making AdWords-only changes

To change the language or number format -- such as how dates or currencies appear -- in your AdWords account:

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account at
  2. Click the gear icon and select Account settings . Preferences Tab
  3. Select Preferences.
  4. Next to "Language and number preferences," click Edit. Language and number preferences
  5. Select the language in which you'd like to view your AdWords account and the format you'd like for your account's times, dates, and numbers.
  6. Click Save changes. Save Changes

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Making changes to all your Google products

To change your personal name, nickname, country, or time zone for all your Google products:

  1. Sign in to your Google Account at
  2. Next to "Email," click Edit.
  3. Change your nickname, zip code, country, and time zone as you wish. The default choices for time zone are based on your choice of countries -- if you don't see the time zone you want, click the box next to "Display all time zones." Making changes to all your Google products
  4. Click Save. Making changes to all your Google products - Save changes

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To change your privacy settings:

  1. Sign in to your Google Account at
  2. In the navigation menu, select Profile and privacy. Profile and Privacy
  3. To change these privacy settings, click the button next to the product whose settings you want to change. To see and edit the privacy settings for even more products, click Sign into Dashboard near the bottom of the page. Dashboard

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