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Change your Gmail language settings

You can change the language you use to see Gmail, and use special keyboards to type in other languages. 

Change the language you use to see Gmail

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the "Language" section, pick a language from the drop-down menu.
  5. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

Type in another language

You can type in languages like Hindi, Arabic, or Chinese using input tools, including special keyboards. There are different types of input tools for different languages.

  1. Open Gmail. You can only use input tools from a browser and not the Gmail app.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the "Language" section, click Show all language options.
  5. Check the box next to "Enable input tools."
  6. Click Edit tools.
  7. Pick the languages with which you want to use input tools, and what kind of keyboard you want to use.
  8. Click OK.
  9. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.
  10. Open your inbox.
  11. In the top right, click the Keyboard icon . If you have multiple input tools, use the down arrow to switch among them.

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