Changing your survey language switches certain default survey text—like navigation buttons and the survey end page—to another language. For the rest of your survey, like the title and questions, you need to provide your own translations.

To change the survey language:

  1. Click the Design Survey tab.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Options.
  3. Click Language.
  4. Select a language from the dropdown.

If you want to let people take your survey in their preferred language, you can create a Multilingual Surveys with multiple survey language options.

We provide translations for the following default survey text in over 50 survey languages:

When you make a question required or add validation to a question, we automatically add an error message in the current survey language. Error messages let respondents know if they fill out a question in the wrong format, or if they skip a required question.

When you change the survey language, error messages for existing questions do not automatically update to the new language, so you'll need to go back and update them.

To update existing error messages to match the new survey language:

  1. In the Design Survey section, click a question to edit it.
  2. Click the Options tab.
  3. Deselect the Require an Answer to This Question or Validate Answer for a Specific Format option.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Edit the question again and click the Options tab.
  6. Reselect the Require an Answer to This Question or Validate Answer for a Specific Format option.
  7. Click Save.

The error message will now appear in the current survey language.

You can change the survey language to RTL languages such as Arabic and Hebrew and write survey question text from right to left. However, it's not possible to adjust the survey layout to display question numbers, matrix rows, labels, and navigation from right to left.

To make the survey language RTL:

  1. Change the survey language to a RTL language.
  2. Click a question to edit it.
  3. Highlight the text you want to make RTL.
  4. Click the right to left icon in the formatting toolbar.
  5. Click Save.