Change your display language and time zone in Microsoft 365 for Business

You can change the display language and time zone for all of your Microsoft 365 apps and services at the same time.

Important: Some Microsoft 365 settings, including display language, can't be changed by users in certain Microsoft 365 configurations, such as hybrid environments. If none of the following procedures work for you, contact your organization's IT administrator for help.

  1. Sign in to Microsoft 365 with your work or school account.

  2. On the top navigation bar, click Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud to open the Settings pane, then click Language and time zone.

    Office 365 Settings pane.

  3. Under Language and time zone, select your language from the list. If you want, make changes to the time zone and time displays as well. Then click Save.

If you don't see a Settings pane

Depending on your organization's Microsoft 365 configuration, you might find Settings in a different place.

  1. On the top navigation bar, click Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud > Microsoft 365 settings, and click the Settings tab.

  2. Click Language and time zone and select the language you want. Then click Save.

If you don't have a Language setting option

In some Microsoft 365 installations, display language and some other settings can only be changed by users with certain licenses. If your Microsoft 365 settings don't include an option to change the language, ask your organization's Microsoft 365 administrator for help.

More about Language settings

  • Changing your display language doesn’t affect the language settings for anyone else. If other people use the same computer, their display language is determined by their own Microsoft 365 settings.

  • You also set a display language when you sign in to Outlook Web App (email and calendar) for the first time. However, the Microsoft 365 language setting overrides the setting in Outlook Web App if they're different.

  • Currently, more languages are available for Outlook Web App than for other services (such as team sites) in Microsoft 365.

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