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Change language or content location settings

You have the option to select your language and content location on YouTube on your computer and mobile web, and the option to select your content location on the YouTube mobile app. Language settings change the text that appears, while location impacts the types of videos that are recommended and trending.

YouTube provides language and content preferences for all countries and languages where YouTube is launched, and YouTube is constantly expanding the ability for the product to reach more users.  If you cannot find your language or country, select an option that is most appropriate for your needs and interests.

If YouTube cannot find your country, the content location default is United States.

You can access different language and content location options at the bottom of any YouTube page with the Language and Country drop-downs menus.

YouTube language settings apply to the entire site, but videos remain in their original language. The language settings are saved in the browser, so you'll have to reset them if you clear your cache and cookies.

Subscribe to the YouTube Help channel for video tips, tricks, and how-to's.

Change language for email notifications

Your emails from YouTube are delivered in the default language for your country. If you've changed your YouTube language settings, you can change your email settings to match:

  1. Go to your email settings.
  2. Scroll down to "Language preference" to update your email notification language.
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