Changing Language And Domains In Google Maps

Google Maps will take you to a country domain that has been detected by your gadgets, mobile phone, or computer. It also displays locations within the detected country you are in. If you believe the domain assigned to you is incorrect or simply want to change it, you can do so by editing it in the Google Maps browser.

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Aside from the locations, the language used is critical whenever we use Google Maps for our trips. To that end, Google allows you to change the navigation language for better understanding, but only if you do so on your mobile phone.

Both of these Google Maps features will be covered in the article below.

Changing the Navigation Language

The voice and language of the spoken directions will be changed if this is edited. If you want to continue to change this, follow the instructions below.

1. Launch the Google Maps application on your phone.

To begin, you must first open the Google Maps application on your phone then make sure to log into your account.

2. Tap your profile icon.

After that, click your profile picture directly beside the search bar. When you click this icon, a pop-up window will appear on your screen.

3. Click the option “Settings.”

From the new window, you must select “Settings,” then a new page will be displayed.

4. Look for the section “Using maps” then select “Voice Search.”

The new page will have several sections, one of which will be labeled “Using maps,” and under this section will be an option labeled “Voice Search.”

5. Choose your preferred language.

When you select “Voice Search,” you will be presented with a list of all available languages for use. So all you have to do is look through them and choose your preferred language for Google Maps.

Using A Different Country Domain

Since Google Maps can work with any country domain, you can change it in your browser at any time. Simply follow the instructions below.

1. Open your browser then go to Google Maps.

To begin, open your web browser and then Google Maps. You must sign in to your Google account, but it is usually already synced.

2. Click the “Menu” icon on the upper left corner of the screen.

Once you’re in Google Maps, look for the three horizontal lines beside the search bar that represent the menu icon. When you click this button, a set of options will appear on your screen.

3. Select the option “Search Settings.”

Select “Search Settings” from the list of available options to be taken to a new page.

4. Go to the “Region Settings” section then select your preferred country.

Look for the “Region Settings” section if you’re already on the new page. This page has a lot of categories, so scroll down until you see “Region Settings,” where all you have to do is choose your preferred country.

5. Tap the “Save” button to apply the changes made.

If you are sure about your choice of country, you must save your changes.


Although both of the features discussed are important for having a better experience with Google Maps, you should keep in mind that changing the navigation language is only available on your mobile device, and changing a country domain is only possible if you access Google Maps through the browser. 

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