How to change the language setting on Craigslist?

Is Craigslist showing up in a different language? Click on the drop-down in the upper right corner. Then select the correct language to fix the issue.

Language selection on

Why did the language change on

The default language can change for a variety of reasons. Here are the main causes:

  • Link Variable – If you clicked on a link with the wrong language variable, it’ll automatically change the translation on the. For example, even though this link is for Tokyo, you can see the “lang=en” in the URL that will set the language to English:
  • Search Results – Sometimes the search queries you perform might have Google yielding results in a different language. This will cause the default language to switch when viewing the page.
  • Your Location/Region – Craiglist takes a guess at which language is best for you based on your location when you view the website.
  • Browser Cookie – Website use cookies to remember certain preferences about you and one of those is language. Generally, you shouldn’t need to clear your cookies from your browser to fix the language setting but it can help if you’re running into an error.