Facebook offers more than 100 languages ​​to choose from, and you can read. You can switch languages ​​in a few easy steps.

There are two main ways to choose a different language for Facebook. If you are on a computer, you can do this in your account settings or directly from news feed . You can also change it in the mobile browser and Android app.

These instructions cover all devices on all platforms; exceptions are noted throughout the article.

You cannot change your Facebook language through the iOS mobile app. However, you can change the default language by selecting » Settings» > » Main» > » Language and region» > » iPhone language» .

Choosing a different language to use on Facebook

Illustration of a man in France looking at a Facebook screen that says
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It’s easy to change the language in which Facebook displays text in your account settings.

  1. Click or tap on the arrow on the right side of the Facebook menu bar to the right of the Quick Help question mark.

  2. Select Settings at the bottom of this menu.

    Facebook language change.
  3. Select the » Language and region » on the left.

    Facebook language change.
  4. Click or tap Change next to Facebook language.

    Facebook language change.
  5. Click or tap arrows at the bottom «Show Facebook in this language» and select a different one from the drop-down menu.

    Facebook language change.
  6. Click or tap the blue buttons Save Changes to apply the new language to Facebook.

    Facebook language change.

Change Facebook Language via News Feed

Another way to change the language you see on Facebook is through the News Feed:

  1. Go to news feed page your his profile . Find the language menu on the right (it may be under the ad units). Select a language from the list.

    Change language on Facebook.
  2. Click Change the language .

    Change language to Brazilian Portuguese on Facebook.
  3. You can change the language again by clicking on it in the same window.

    Change Facebook language back to English.
  4. Click Change the language .

    The button text will be in the language you are switching from, but otherwise it looks the same.

    Change Facebook language back to English.
  5. Another option is to click sign a plus ( + ) to see all supported languages.

    Expanding language options in Facebook.
  6. Select language into this screen to immediately apply it to your Facebook.

    Language selection on Facebook.
  7. Click Translate Facebook .

    Translate Facebook button.

Change Facebook Language in Mobile Browser

If you are using Facebook on a mobile browser (Android or iPhone), you can change the language using the menu button:

  1. Click the menu button in the top right corner.

  2. Scroll down the «Help and Settings» section and click » Language» .

    Change language to Brazilian Portuguese on Facebook mobile.
  3. Select a language from the list to change Facebook to that language immediately. Use the same steps to change it back.

    Change Facebook language back to English on mobile.

Change Facebook language with android app

Another place where you can change the language for Facebook is using the Android app. Just open the settings and select any language from the list.

These instructions do not apply to Facebook Lite.

  1. Click menu icon in the upper right corner.

  2. Scroll down and tap Settings and privacy > Language.

    Facebook language settings in Android.
  3. Select a language from the list; the language will change automatically.

  4. Follow the same steps to change the language back.

    Facebook language settings in Android.

How to undo Facebook language change

Have you changed Facebook to a language you don’t understand? Don’t worry, you can translate Facebook back into your native language pretty quickly, even if you don’t understand the menus or settings.

One option is to run Facebook through translation service, so that the entire site is translated into English on the fly, in order to make it easier to read. However, it doesn’t always work so well, plus it’s not forever.

Regardless of the language, Facebook will follow the same format, so you can navigate as long as you know where the right buttons and menus are. Below is an example where Facebook is in Brazilian Portuguese.

  1. Go straight to language settings .

    Change language on Facebook.
  2. Click » Change» in the top right corner (this will be in the current language you have set).

    Change language on Facebook.
  3. open dropdown menu and find your language. Press the blue button below the menu to save your changes.

    Change language on Facebook.

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