Why only English is used when using Zoom on a Chromebook

Unlike Windows and Mac, the Chromebook, which runs on ChromeOS, is relatively inexpensive and fast, so I think that many people use it.
But when I use Zoom on my Chromebook, the display is all in English.
The reason and the shocking fact behind it…


Those who attend the ZOOM Beginners Seminar on Chromebook recently seem to be a flicker.

Such a person will inquire, “The buttons and icons are all written in English, but can’t they be written in Japanese?”

I also tried it on a Chromebook, but I can’t find anywhere to change the language.

Even when I asked support from Zoom headquarters, it was a vague response like “I can’t change it.” So I asked the Zoom development engineers to check it.

As a result, Oh! There was such a fact! !! As a result of the shock.


First, in conclusion, Chromebooks can only be used in English.

The reason is that Google will stop supporting apps on ChromeOS! Is that.

So Zoom on Chromebook will soon stop working… or will the Chromebook be gone? ?

So Zoom decided not to support multilingual Chromebooks.


By the way, Chrome extensions will continue to be developed and supported as before, so don’t worry.


Here is the article actually uploaded by the developer of ChromeOS.



Since it is in English, I will post it in your own country language translated by pasting it into Google Translate.



he web platform has made significant progress since the launch of the Chrome app in 2013. As a community member, we continue to invest with other browsers to bring rich new features to the platform. 

With the latest browser advances, the Web can answer most use cases. This is evident from the success of companies like Figma and their products like Google Earth. We are confident that the web can provide a first-class experience on an open platform.

With this continued development, we will extend our previous announcement and begin phased out support for Chrome apps on all operating systems:

  • March 2020: Chrome Web Store will stop accepting new Chrome apps. Developers can update existing Chrome apps until June 2022.
  • June 2020: Drop support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux. Customers with Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education Upgrade will have access to a policy extending support until December 2020.
  • December 2020: Drop support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • June 2021: End of support for NaCl, PNaCl, and PPAPI APIs.
  • June 2021: End support for Chrome apps on Chrome OS. Customers with Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education Upgrade will have access to a policy extending support until June 2022.
  • June 2022: Drop support for Chrome apps on all Chrome OS customers.

This change does not affect support for Chrome extensions. Google will continue to support and invest in Chrome extensions on all existing platforms. Developing a robust ecosystem of extensions is key to Chrome’s mission and we are committed to providing a convenient extension platform for customizing the browsing experience for all users.

For more details (timeline, recommendations, FAQs, etc.), see the Chrome app migration site. This page will be kept up to date as we go through this process.

On behalf of the Chrome team, we would like to thank the community of developers for building great experiences with Chrome apps, and leverage open web standards (such as PWA) in all modern browsers as well. Looking forward to the experience.

Posted by Anthony Laforge, Technical Director, Chrome Platform Team


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