Online web app (OWA) Office 365 language setting

Overview

Changing the display language in the OWA version of Office 365 is only possible from the general settings, and not the profile settings.

Solution

To change the display language for an Office 365 account, do the following:

  1. Login to Office 365 here: https://portal.office.com/
  2. Click the 9-dotted box on the top-left, select Outlook
  3. Click the gear icon on the top-right
  4. Click View all Outlook settings (at the bottom)
  5. Click General (on the left)
  6. Select your desired language from the Language and time section

Symptoms

Attempting to adjust the language setting from your profile will display: "This setting is managed by your organization. Contact your IT administrator to change your display language."

Details

Article ID: 1638
Created
Thu 8/5/21 8:42 AM
Modified
Wed 8/11/21 3:22 PM
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