How to change language in Gmail account

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Today we’re extending the Gmail API by bringing developers new ways to manage the language settings of consumer and G Suite users alike. If you currently have applications that configure Gmail accounts during migrations or initial on-boarding, this is a great way to ensure each account has the correct display language.

With these new language settings methods, it’s possible for apps to get and update a user’s Gmail display language all within one place—the Gmail API. You may have previously used the update language settings method in the Admin SDK’s Email Settings API to handle these types of changes, but that will soon no longer be available. These new methods are good replacements.

With this update, we’re also bringing you additional functionality, like the ability to:

  • Use these methods to manage the language settings of any user, including consumer ( users.
  • Get the current display language of a user. This is great for tailoring your application to the user’s language.

Note: If you need pointers on how to migrate from using the Email Settings API, specifically the update language settings method, here’s a here's a detailed migration guide to help you transition.

Getting started
To try out the new methods, check out the documentation. If you have any issues, you can also use the gmail-api tag on StackOverflow.

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You can select Input Tools or edit their settings in your Google Account settings. Your configuration will apply across all Google products.

To edit the Input Tools in Google Account settings, follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Language” → “Input Tools” → “Edit”.
  2. In the “Input Tools settings” dialog that appears, select the input tool you’d like to use.
  3. Edit your settings and click “Save”.

Currently, we provide three settings:

  • Show/hide on-screen keyboard.
  • Show/hide status bar. This settings will apply across Pinyin, Wubi, Cangjie, Zhuyin, Cantonese IMEs for Chinese.
  • Sync/don't sync user dictionary. Your user dictionary stores words that you've recently entered using our tools, and helps improve our accuracy for future conversions. When you enabling syncing, you'll sync your dictionary across Google products (such as Android, Gmail, and Drive). Currently, the user dictionary can only be used with Chinese Pinyin IME.

How do you change the language back to English?

Change the language on your Android device.
On your Android device, tap Settings ..
Tap System Languages & input. Languages. If you can't find "System," then under "Personal," tap Languages & input Languages.​.
Tap Add a language. and choose the language that you want to use..
Drag your language to the top of the list..

How do I change the language on my Gmail on my phone?

Step 2: Click on the settings gear icon. Step 3: Click on your gmail account. Step 4: Select Manage Your Google Account. Step 6: Select the Language tab and choose your preferred language.