Change app language without changing system language

Feature name

  • Change app language without changing the system language. Currently, the app language can only be changed by changing the system language. Also Bitwarden is available in more than 40 languages.

Feature function

  • What benefits will this feature bring?
    Allow users especially translators to quickly change the language of the app without having to change the system language.

Related topics + references

  • Are there any references to this feature or function on other platforms that may be helpful?
    Most apps like Firefox, WhatsApp,Telegram etc have this feature within the app.

Good suggestion! I second this. Don’t need it myself so won’t spend a precious vote however.

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I do second this too (and I just voted for it). But the feature request should have a wider scope: one could also be able to switfly change the language in browser extensions.
(I’m a new user… and being unable to change the language is the biggest drawback in my daily use of BW).

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I would also really like this!
Some translations just aren’t as clear as the english version / sometimes it doesn’t make sense to translate some words like “host” from english to another language.


I hope this feature will be added to the roadmap. Most apps these days do have an in app language selector.

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I need this too

New Bitwarden user. Recent open source lover too. Seeing my native language in an app like Bitwarden makes me annoyed to the point, that I consider changing my system language only for this reason. For some reason it is not the only time I have seen open source software follow system language only.

This would be amazing! There are so many terms that doesn’t translate well into danish, would much prefer to have it setting

To be clear, there is a setting available in the Desktop app and in the Web Vault app to change the language.

Furthermore, in the mobile app and browser extension, the language will match the language setting for the browser, not the system language. Instructions are available for changing the browser language in the Chrome-based browsers and in Firefox.

P.S. I will change the tags of this feature request to restrict the scope to browser extensions and mobile.


FYI: Coming soon to mobile… [EC-1002] [BEEEP] Add ability to change language in app by fedemkr · Pull Request #2299 · bitwarden/mobile · GitHub