Add New Spellcheck Languages in Chrome Web Browser

Perhaps the older generations could go through life knowing only one language and facing no problem at all. But these days, people have to know at least two different language to improve their chances of securing a high paying job. There are so many people who are learning Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Chinese so that they can apply for jobs where they have to interact with people from many different countries. If you have learned two or more languages and want to have the spell check enabled for multiple languages in the Google Chrome web browser, then here is how you can do it:

  1. Launch Chrome browser, click on the vertical ellipses to open the menu and choose Settings from there. Alternatively, you can also type chrome://settings in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. On the settings screen type languages in the search box to locate the language settings.
  3. Click on Language to expand the options and then click on Add languages.Add Language for Spell Check in Chrome
  4. In the list that opens up, choose the languages that you want to add in Chrome browser. You can use the search box to find your languages. Click on the Add button to add those languages.Add Language for Spell Check in Chrome
  5. Type chrome://settings in the address bar and press Enter. This will open the Chrome settings screen once again removing the filters applied by the search box.
  6. In the search box, type spell check to find spell check related settings.
  7. Click on Spell Check to expand the options and toggle the spell check support for the languages displayed in the list.Add Language for Spell Check in Chrome
  8. That’s it. Now your Chrome browser is going to perform a spell check as you type in any of those languages.

You can add as many languages as you want and enable the spell check support for a number of them, but adding dozens of languages for spell check could reduce the performance of your PC when you are typing in Chrome especially if you have a very old computer.


  1. Tried to add another language to my spell check . It does appear on the list but its in grey and can’t toggle it.

    1. Just checked in Chrome 75.0 64-bit on Windows 10 version 1809. Works as expected. Some language settings are available only on Windows and Chromebook.

  2. Chrome only allows me to spell check one language. The rest appear in the list but are greyed out and are not clickable

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