How to change the language in Telegram: step-by-step instructions for all platforms

Previously, until October 2017, there was no Russian in the settings of the messenger, and in order to change the language in Telegram (we are talking about the version for the phone), it was necessary to download additional software and getrich899. Today this problem does not exist, and you can change it to Russian almost immediately.

PC: change the language in the program
In the desktop version of Telegram there is no possibility to change the language to Russian, because there are no updates of October 2017. In this case, you need to additionally download and install a special program – Russifier. Regardless of the operating system, the language is changed as follows:

Open Telegram. Press the button, which is located in the upper left corner (three bars).
Next, the way to change the language in Telegram is to select the Settings menu. This is the settings (the gear icon).
Click on the button, shifted to the right edge (all the others are shifted just to the left edge, so it is quite easy to find it).
Select the desired language.
The scheme is simple and does not require much knowledge.

Android: Change the language in Telegram
When it comes to Android, there is also nothing complicated about how to change the language of Telegram.

The algorithm of actions is as follows:

Open Telegram. Call the menu (the already mentioned “three bars” button in the upper left corner), press Settings.
Select Change language.
Select the desired option and press the OK button.
The job is done – the user has the desired language.

iPhone: change the language in the messenger
Find the answer to the question of how to change the language in Telegram to the desired one, if the user has an iPhone, can be found quite quickly.

To do this, you need to follow the sequence:

Press the Settings key (gear symbol), which is located in the lower right corner of the display.
Mark Language (this is the language settings).
Select the desired option and thus change to the desired language in Telegram.
It remains only to confirm the action by pressing the OK button.
You can enjoy the desired language.
WindowsPhone: change the language in the application
With Windows Phone is exactly the same situation as with PC – it is not possible to change the language, and in order to do it, you need to do the following manipulations in Telegram:

Add bot named Anton (@telerobot) to your contact list.
Start a conversation with him. Depending on the operating system installed on your phone, select the desired option of the command: “locale windows”, “locale android” or “locale osx”. In our case – the first option.
To understand where to change the language on Windows Phone in Telegram, you need to download and install the file that is sent by the specified bot.
Select Apply localization file.
Enter the sub-settings. Algorithm: Settings – General – Change language.
Select the desired language and agree with the selected action by clicking OK.
These simple manipulations, you can change the language in Telegram on Windows Phone to Russian.

This, by the way, is not the only bot, thanks to which you can be Russified for the messenger, there are many such bots. This same bot is the most popular.

However, localization files are available on other resources, you can download them to change the language in Telegram from English.

Important: it is better to use verified bots, because clicking on different links can lead to unpleasant consequences.

Web version of Telegram: change the language
In the online (or web) version of Telegram, there is no need to change the language. The fact is that it works through a browser on any device. There is also no need to download and install third-party applications (nor is it necessary to download Telegram). Interestingly, the web version of the messenger contains an internal proxy, just in case there is an attempt to block the application.

What to do if you do not have the language you want
The most popular language that users want to change to another language in Telegram is the vernacular. And there is such a possibility, but, of course, not in the standard application. In order to do this, you need to download one of the programs – Dolbogram or Eblogram. Software Dolbogram users known for a long time, but the second program is relatively new (appeared at the end of January 2020).

If you do not have the language you want, but really need a certain language, you need to know how to change it in Telegram. Again, the user will need to interact with Anton (@telerobot). Here are the instructions on how this can be done:

Start a conversation with the bot by adding it to your contact list.
Select your operating system.
Request a necessary localization file by entering the command Apply localization file, set the file that will help to change the language in Telegram.
Go to settings (Settings – General – Change language).
Tick the required language, and confirm the action by pressing the OK button.
In order to change the language in Telegram, you can also download the localization file, which can be found at the site Transifex.