Though English remains the most used language in my WhatsApp conversation, there are times I have to switch to other lingoes to win the heart of the folks who love their mother tongue. Luckily, the messaging app has the support of up to 60 languages. Hence, changing WhatsApp language on the iPhone or Android is never a big deal.
WhatsApp follows the language of your smartphone. For instance, if you choose French as the main language, the messaging app will automatically switch to it. Unlike WhatsApp for iOS, the Android version of the messaging app allows users to choose a lingo right from within the app. Let me show you how it works!
How to Change WhatsApp Language on iPhone
Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap on General.
Step #3. Next, tap on Language & Region.
Step #4. Next up, you need to tap on iPhone Language and select a language.
Step #5. In the end, tap on Done at the top right corner and then confirm.
Now, your device will restart to bring the new language into effect.
Getting it done on Android is a bit straightforward.
How to Change WhatsApp Language on Android
WhatsApp for Android offers additional options for India and Bangladesh; allowing users to change language right from within the app.
Step #1. Launch WhatsApp on your Android device.
Step #2. Now, tap on the menu button at the top right corner and select Settings.
Step #3. Next, tap on Chats.
Step #4. Next up, tap on App Language and then select the preferred language from the available options.
You should see a number of languages to choose from:
- For India: English, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada and Malayalam
- For Bangladesh: English and Bengali
Note: You can change WhatsApp language by changing your Android device language as well. To do so, open Settings app → Languages & input → Languages → touch and hold a language and then drag it at the top → in the end, tap on Add a language.
So, now you know how to pamper your friend in his native language! Have any question? Shoot it up in the comments below.