Manage your language preferences

You can display the Slack app in one of these five languages: English, German, French, Spanish, and Japanese.

If your preferred language isn't yet supported, you can still send and read messages in other languages by adjusting your spellcheck settings.

Note: In the future, we’ll consider additional languages for the Slack app. Stay tuned 📻


Change your language preference

Your selected language will display throughout the app, but you may see workspace-wide messages or those from bots and apps in your workspace’s default language.

Here's how to set your individual language preference: 

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Choose Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select the Language & Region tab.
  4. Choose your language preference.
  1. Swipe from right to left to open the sidebar.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language and select your preference.
  1. Tap the   three dots icon in the top right.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & Region.
  4. Tap Language to select your preference, then tap OK.
  1. Tap the    three dots icon in the top right.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & Region.
  4. Tap Language to select your preference, then tap OK.


Messages and spellcheck

Write messages in your language

Although the Slack app can only be displayed in a few languages, you can still send and read messages in most other languages. In the message box, type your messages in your preferred language and send! 

Note: Slack does not support right-to-left languages, such as Arabic. We hope to include better support for these languages in the future.

Set spellcheck to a different language

By default, spellcheck is enabled to detect the language of the messages you send: in the message box, misspelled words will appear underlined in red.

You can set spellcheck to a different language, or turn it off entirely. Here's how: 

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Choose Preferences from the menu.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Under Input Options, check or uncheck Enable spellcheck on your messages
  5. Use the drop down menu to confirm your language: use the default option, Automatic by language, or choose your preferred language from the list.
Note: If spellcheck is turned on but not detecting the language you're typing in, click the Help menu on your desktop and choose Clear Cache and Restart. Or, send us a note — we're here to help! 

 

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