How to Create a Multilanguage Chat Widget
Multilanguage settings are great for websites that serve more than one language. Our software recognizes the visitor’s browser locale (the default language of the browser) and will display the chat in the appropriate language. You can have multiple languages, even on the free, Basic plan.
In this article, you will learn how to adjust the languages in your Tidio panel. If you are a WIX user – your Tidio panel may look slightly different so, please take a look into the guide for WIX users.
NOTE: Please note that this option doesn’t translate the conversations automatically, we are only able to automatically display the chat widget and all its texts and buttons.
How to add a new language
The multilanguage option is available in the Settings > Live Chat > Channels > Multilanguage section:
In the Multilanguage section, you can add a new language and/or translate it to suit your needs. There are some pre-translated languages (including French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, English). If you want to add a new language, let’s say Dutch, open the drop-down menu, select “Dutch” and click the ‘Add‘ button.
You can simply choose a desired language from the list and click ‘Add.’
If the language it’s not pre-translated or if you want to customize each phrase individually – simply click on the ‘click here’ button below the drop-down list:
This step will take you to a separate menu, allowing you to add languages to the list and edit the phrases. Choose ‘Add‘ or edit one of the already present languages.
Each language will be added as a new, separate tab (e.g. Dutch) – click on it and the list of all phrases will be displayed. Now all you need to do is to edit the fields the way you like them and click on the blue Save button (at the very bottom of the page).
Please note that Multilanguage picks up a default language based on a visitor’s browser settings. If you’d like to test it on your site correctly, make sure to change your browser’s
Setting Translations on Wix
If your website is based on Wix, the multilanguage settings are available in the Translations section on the left.
I can’t see the chat in the language I’ve set in Tidio.
- Try saving the settings in the Channels section in Tidio admin panel.
- Make sure you’ve set the language in your browser to the one you want to see in your Tidio widget. From our experience, it’s easiest to edit the
- Make sure you’re visiting a refreshed window. The changes will appear once you visit your website in a new incognito/private window.
If you have any questions regarding the Multilanguage feature, feel free to contact us via chat or at [email protected]