Generally, when using a computer, you’ll prefer to use websites and software in a single language. In some scenarios, you may prefer to set one or more things to be in a foreign language. For example, if you’re trying to become more fluent in a language, requiring yourself to read a lot of it may help. In most situations, however, you’ll want to use your computer in your native language.
Bitwarden’s web vault default to serving everyone in American English. There are plenty of other options available, however, if you’d prefer to select another language.
How to change the display language of the Bitwarden web vault
To be able to change the language of the web vault, you first need to sign in here. Once, you’ve signed in, switch to the “Settings” tab, then select “Options” from the column on the left. In the options, click on the “Language” dropdown box and select your preferred language. Once you’ve selected your preferred language, you need to click “Save” at the bottom of the page to apply the change.
Tip: Changing Bitwarden’s web vault display language will lock your session to apply. You will have to re-authenticate to continue.
There are twenty-eight different language options to choose from in the Bitwarden web vault. While this number is likely enough to support the vast majority of users, your preferred language may not be offered. If this is the case, you may want to contribute to Bitwarden by offering to translate. Bitwarden manages its localisation efforts through the Crowdin platform. You can view the project here. You can both contribute to existing translations or start translating Bitwarden into a new language.
Bitwarden offers a broad variety of language options to choose from. By following the steps in this guide, you can configure the web vault to appear in your preferred language if it is offered. If Bitwarden isn’t already translated into your preferred language, you could also choose to offer to translate it yourself via the Crowdin platform.