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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 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 location default is United States.

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

There are two versions of the YouTube desktop experience, the current version and the old version. Follow the instructions for the experience you have.

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 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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