How to Change Language in Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint allows users to choose their default language on their personal profile page. Users can change their region and language at any time. This article will help you learn how to change language in Microsoft SharePoint.

How to Change Language in Microsoft SharePoint

When changing languages, make sure that your company or SharePoint admin included your chosen language on the site regional setting.

  • Step 1: Go to My Office Profile


    On the top left corner of SharePoint, click on your picture and select My Office profile. Click the Update profile button.

  • Step 2: Scroll Down Page for the Link


    Once you click the Update profile button, scroll down to find the link below Contact Information. Select “How can I change language and regional settings?”. It will open a new tab.

  • Step 3: Edit Details


    In Edit Details, click the ellipsis and then Language and Region. Choose your default language and click Save all and Close button when done.


How many Languages are supported in Microsoft SharePoint?

Fifty languages are supported by SharePoint.

Do I have to add a Language Pack to SharePoint?

If you installed Microsoft 365, then there’s no need to add a language pack. Language Packs must be installed in SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019.

Is SharePoint Multilingual?

Yes. You can enable your site to use multilingual features and choose the languages available.

Does my Setting also Apply to the whole SharePoint site?

When you change your language settings, it will only apply to your view in SharePoint and it will not affect the other users.

Can a User change the Default Language for a SharePoint Site?

A user can only change the default language in their personal SharePoint. For the site, the Site Admin will conduct any changes.