You are practicing learning a new foreign language and, to make it more fun, you would like to change the idiom of the Facebook app on your mobile phone (or tablet), so that you can practice in a manner, so to speak , social? I think it’s a good idea! Do it now. What are you waiting for? How do you say? You don’t know how to do it and is that why you are here? I supposed. So let’s do this: take a few minutes of free time all for yourself, take your smartphone and read with the utmost attention my tutorial dedicated specifically to how to change the language on Facebook from a mobile phone .
In the following lines, I will explain, in a simple but at the same time detailed way, how to carry out the operation in question, both as regards the interface of the app of the famous social network and as regards the language used for the posts. posted by friends, pages and groups. Either way, you have absolutely nothing to worry about – it’s all very simple, far more than you can imagine. The same thing, I’ll tell you right away, can be done for the Messenger app.
So how about putting the chatter aside and taking immediate action? Yup? Great! Let’s not waste any more time and proceed. Ah, I almost forgot: for the sake of completeness of information, at the end of the article I proceeded to insert a step on how to contact Facebook assistance, in case I encounter any problems or have further doubts.
Change language on Facebook from Android
Do you own an Android smartphone and are you interested in understanding how to change the language used for the Facebook app and for the News section of the same? Then follow the appropriate instructions that you find below. It will only take a few moments.
To change the language used for the Facebook app on your mobile phone, the first step you need to take is to take the device, unlock it, access the screen where there are the icons of all the applications and press on the Facebook one (that with the blue background and the white “f” on imprinted ).
Now, you need to log out of your account. To do this, press the button with the three lines horizontally located at the top left and tap on the item Exit in the next screen. If after logging out you continue to view your profile photo on the app login screen, press the […] button next to it and select the option to forget the account from the menu that opens.
At this point, still acting from the screen to log in to Facebook, tap on the Other item located under the social network logo, select the language you want to use from the list that appears and log in to your profile again by filling in, with e-mail address and password, the appropriate fields shown on the display and then pressing the blue button at the bottom.
Should you have second thoughts, you can restore the use of the Italian language for the Facebook app by carrying out the above steps again, in order to bring you to the screen to log in to Facebook, but, this time, taking care to select Italian from the list for choosing the language shown to you.
If, on the other hand, you want to change the language of the News section , take your Android smartphone, unlock it, access the screen where there are all the apps and press the Facebook icon (the one with the blue background and the white “f” printed above) .
Once the main screen of the app is displayed, press the button with the three lines horizontally at the top left, tap on the Settings and privacy item and then on that Settings .
On the next screen, select the Language option and adjust the application’s operation according to your needs: by selecting In which language do you want the news to be translated? you can change the language in which comments and posts written in a different language are translated; by choosing the option What languages do you know? you can indicate the languages for which you do not intend to display the translation options, while tapping on For which languages you do not want automatic translation? you can define the languages for which you do not intend to enable automatic translation. Subsequently, proceed to press the Save button to apply the changes.
I would also like to point out that, by selecting the Post in multiple languages option and turning the relative switch to ON or OFF , you can, respectively, choose to publish your posts in more than one language at a time without activating automatic translation (by turning ON or the relative switch to OFF ).
Change language on Facebook from iPhone
Do you own an iPhone and would like to understand how to change the language on Facebook from mobile in this case? Then follow the instructions on what to do that you find in the following lines for what concerns the Facebook app in general and the News section . You will see that in a few moments you will be able to complete the whole procedure and you can say that you are very happy and satisfied with the result obtained.
To be able to change the language of the Facebook app on your iPhone, you need to change the language used by iOS. By doing so, the language used for the application will also be changed automatically. I fully understand that this may be a little impractical but unfortunately for what concerns Apple branded devices this is the only way to go.
To proceed with the language change of iOS (and, therefore, also of Facebook), the first step you need to take is to take your device, unlock it, access the home screen and tap the Settings icon (the one with the ‘ gear ).
In the new screen that will be shown to you at this point, select the General item , tap on the wording Language and area , press on iPhone Language and choose the language in which you want to translate iOS and the Facebook app from the list that is shown to you.
Finally, tap on the Finish button located at the top right, confirm your intentions by pressing the Edit button in [language you have chosen] (instead of [language you have chosen] you will find the language you have selected) and wait a few seconds for the changes to actually be applied to the system.
Subsequently, all you have to do is go back to the home screen, press the Facebook application icon (the one with the blue background and the white “f” ) and … use the social network translated into the previously selected language! Done!
When you want, you can restore the use of the Italian language by going back to the Settings> General> Language and area> iPhone language of iOS, selecting Italian (Italy) from the list of languages and then pressing on the Fine item at the top right .
Do you want to change the language of the News section of Facebook, in order to translate the posts of friends, pages and groups? No problem, it’s very easy, the steps to take are very similar to those seen together a few lines further up the Android side .
First, take your iPhone, unlock it, access the home screen and press the Facebook application icon (the one with the blue background and the white “f” ).
Now that you see the main screen of the social network app, press the button with the three lines horizontally located at the bottom right and, from the menu that is shown to you, first select the item Settings and privacy and then that Settings .
On the next screen, choose the Language item and set the operation of Facebook according to your needs and preferences: selecting the wording In which language do you want the news to be translated? you can change the language in which comments and posts written in a different language are translated; by selecting the option What languages do you know? you can instead indicate the languages for which you do not want to see the translation options, while pressing on For which languages you do not want automatic translation? you can set the languages you don’t want automatic translation for. In all cases, then remember to tap the Save button to ensure that the changes made are actually applied.
I also point out that, by pressing the wording Post in multiple languages , you can choose to publish your posts in more than one language at a time without going to enable automatic translation (respectively by setting the relative switch to ON or OFF ).
Change language on Facebook Messenger
Are you interested in understanding how to change the language used for the Facebook Messenger app but you don’t know how to do it? Let’s see immediately how to proceed on both Android and iOS . Find everything explained below.
- Android – to translate the Facebook Messenger app on Android, the language used by the system must be changed. So, take your phone, unlock it, go to the screen where there are all the applications and access the section Settings> General> Language and input . Then presses on the Language item and then on the word Add Language . Identify the language you want to use in the list that opens, press the Edit button and bring it to the top of the list to use it as default and then to translate Messenger.
- iOS – even in this case, to translate Messenger you have to change the language used for iOS, as seen together in the step dedicated to the translation of the “main” Facebook app. So, unlock the “iPhone by”, access the home screen and go to the section Settings> General> Language and area> iPhone language of iOS . Select the language in which you want to translate iOS and the Messenger app and press the word Finish in the top right. Confirm, therefore, the choice made by pressing the appropriate button attached to the menu that appears on the screen.
Note: as regards Android, keep in mind that the instructions for changing the system language that I have just given you may be slightly different from what you see on the screen, depending on the version of the operating system used as well as on the make and model of the smartphone.
In case of doubts or problems
Despite having followed my instructions on how to change language on Facebook on your mobile phone, there is something that is not very clear to you yet? Is there any setback that you can’t cope with and would you like to get further help? Under the circumstances, the best tip I can give you is certainly to take a look at the page dedicated to the Help Center Facebook.
To find the answer to your questions, connect to it and type the keyword related to your problem or doubt in the search bar at the top. You can also see if there is anything relevant to your needs among the articles in the Popular Topics section below.
Please note that the Facebook Help Center is also accessible through the social network app for Android and iOS. To access it, all you have to do is press the button with three horizontal lines on the main Facebook screen and then go to the Assistance and support section > Help Center . The operation is identical to the web variant I just told you about.
If you feel you need more details about it, I suggest you read my tutorial dedicated specifically to how to contact Facebook. Inside, you will also find additional systems for obtaining support and for contacting the Facebook team.