How to Change the Display Language in Outlook on Windows 11



This article provides a guide on how to change the display language in the new Outlook App for Windows 11. This feature is ideal if you prefer a different language than your system’s default or need to communicate with speakers of other languages. It offers instructions on how to access language settings, choose a new…

This article explains how to change the display language in the new Outlook app in Windows 11.

The new Outlook for Windows brings the latest features and a modern and simplified design with support for Exchange-backed Microsoft 365 work or school,, Hotmail, and Gmail accounts.

The app has many features, including support for subscription managementemail forwardingsetting default From addressbacking up your mailboxchanging the reading paneopening a new window for a messagelanguage translationsturning text predictions on or offswitch primary accountsharing a calendar, changing language, date and time formatpublishing a calendar, and more.

Outlook will display default folders in the system’s default display language. You can change that to any supported language in the app.

Changing the Language in the Outlook app can be useful if you prefer to use a language other than the default language of your system. The app supports multiple languages, so you can choose the Language you are most comfortable with and use it for all your communications.

This can help you better understand the app’s features and functions and make reading and composing emails easier. Additionally, changing the Language in Outlook can help you communicate more effectively with people who speak a different language than you do.

Change language in the new Outlook app

As mentioned above, Outlook supports multiple display languages. Users can switch to the supported languages they are most comfortable with and use them for all communications.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

You can do that by clicking Start -> All app -> Outlook app. Or use the Start menu search box to search for Outlook and open it.

Open the new Outlook app in Windows 11

When the app opens, click the Settings button (gear on the top right) to proceed.

Add Gmail to Outlook app in Windows 11

On the Settings page, click the General tab on the left sidebar and select Language and time on the right.

On the General -> Language and time settings page, under Language, use the drop-down caret to select a new language to display default folders.

Change Outlook display language for folders

Next, check the “Rename default folders so their names match the specified language” box to rename default folders in Outlook.

Change Outlook display language for folders save

You must refresh the page for the default folder names to be updated.

That should do it!


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