View and Edit Subscriber Languages

This feature requires Manager user level or higher.

MailChimp attempts to detect your subscriber's browser language when they sign up for your list, update their profile, or click links in your campaigns. Detected languages are available in subscriber profiles.

You can use this language information to segment your list, show the language in a campaign, or load conditional content in forms, campaigns, and automation emails.

In this article, you'll learn how to view subscriber language we've detected, and how to edit subscribers' language preferences.

View and Edit Subscriber Language

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the name of the list you want to work with.
    Lists page
  3. Search for the subscriber you want to view, or set up a segment to view part of your list.
  4. Click the email address of the subscriber you want to edit, or find the subscriber you want to edit on the search results page, and click View Profile.
    View subscribers page

On the subscriber's profile, under the Overview heading, you'll find the subscriber's Language.
Subscriber profile language

Edit Subscriber Language

Edit Individual Subscribers

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the name of the list you want to work with.
    Lists page
  3. Search for the subscriber you want to view, or set up a segment to view part of your list.
  4. Click the email address of the subscriber you want to edit, or find the subscriber you want to edit on the search results page, and click View Profile. View subscribers page
  5. Click Edit under Language.
    Subscriber profile language
  6. Choose the language from the drop-down menu.

Edit Multiple Subscribers

If you need to update a lot of subscribers at once, you can import a properly formatted import file with the new information. Include a column for Language, and insert the language code for each subscriber's language preference. To function correctly, lanugage codes must be formatted exactly as they appear below.

When you import the file into MailChimp, you'll map your Language column to the language list field MailChimp, and check the box to Auto-Update existing subscribers.

Language Codes

English = en
Arabic = ar
Afrikaans = af
Belarusian = be
Bulgarian = bg
Catalan = ca
Chinese = zh
Croatian = hr
Czech = cs
Danish = da
Dutch = nl
Estonian = et
Farsi = fa
Finnish = fi
French (France) = fr
French (Canada) = fr_CA
German = de
Greek = el
Hebrew = he
Hindi = hi
Hungarian = hu
Icelandic = is
Indonesian = id
Irish = ga
Italian = it
Japanese = ja
Khmer = km
Korean = ko
Latvian = lv
Lithuanian = lt
Maltese = mt
Malay = ms
Macedonian = mk
Norwegian = no
Polish = pl
Portuguese (Brazil) = pt
Portuguese (Portugal) = pt_PT
Romanian = ro
Russian = ru
Serbian = sr
Slovak = sk
Slovenian = sl
Spanish (Mexico) = es
Spanish (Spain) = es_ES
Swahili = sw
Swedish = sv
Tamil = ta
Thai = th
Turkish = tr
Ukrainian = uk
Vietnamese = vi

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