How to Change WhatsApp Language on iPhone and Android

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.

Open Settings App on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now, tap on General.

Tap on General in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Next, tap on Language & Region.

Tap on Language & Region in iPhone Settings

Step #4. Next up, you need to tap on iPhone Language and select a language.

Tap on iPhone Language and select a language in iPhone Settings

Step #5. In the end, tap on Done at the top right corner and then confirm.

Tap on Done and then confirm to change WhatsApp language on iPhone

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.

Launch WhatsApp on Android

Step #2. Now, tap on the menu button at the top right corner and select Settings.

Tap on menu button and select Settings in Android WhatsApp

Step #3. Next, tap on Chats.

Tap on Chats in Android WhatsApp

Step #4. Next up, tap on App Language and then select the preferred language from the available options.

Tap on App Language and then select preferred language in Android WhatsApp

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.

Wrapping up:

So, now you know how to pamper your friend in his native language! Have any question? Shoot it up in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.