Change language or location settings

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

YouTube provides language and content preferences for all countries and languages where YouTube has been 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 location default is United States.

*Please note that in India, language settings change the videos that are shown on Home and Trending.

If you aren't able to follow these instructions, you are probably using the old version of YouTube. If you're using a newer browser, update to the current version of YouTube.

Current desktop experience

You can access different language and location options in your account icon .

  1. Go to your account icon .

  2. Click Language or Location.

  3. In the drop-down menu, select the language or location that you'd like to use.

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.

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.

Old desktop experience

You can access different language and 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.

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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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